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Scottish Colourists

A term first used in 1948 to describe the work of four Scottish painters, F. C. B. Cadell, Leslie Hunter, S. J. People, and J. D. Fergusson, who spent time in France in the early 20th ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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... Colourists A term first used in 1948 to describe the work of four Scottish painters, F. C. B. Cadell , Leslie Hunter , S. J. People , and J. D. Fergusson , who spent time in France in the early 20th century and were strongly influenced by the freedom of handling and bold use of colour found in French painting from Manet to Fauvism...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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Art & Architecture
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... Colourists . A term applied to four Scottish painters who in the period c. 1900–14 each spent some time in France and were strongly influenced by the rich colours and bold handling of recent French painting, notably Fauvism : they are F. C. B. Cadell ( 1883–1937 ), J. D. Fergusson , Leslie Hunter ( 1877–1931 ), and S. J. Peploe ( 1871–1935 ). The term was popularized by a book by T. J. Honeyman dealing with Cadell , Hunter , and Peploe ( Three Scottish Colourists , 1950 ), but it is now usual to add Fergusson to their number, even though...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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2015
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... Colourists A term applied to four Scottish painters who in the period c .1900–14 each spent some time in France and were strongly influenced by the rich colours and bold handling of recent French painting, notably Fauvism : they are F. C. B. Cadell ( 1883–1937 ), J. D. Fergusson , Leslie Hunter ( 1877–1931 ), and S. J. Peploe ( 1871–1935 ). The term was popularized by a book by T. J. Honeyman dealing with Cadell, Hunter, and Peploe ( Three Scottish Colourists , 1950 ), but it is now usual to add Fergusson to their number, even though he...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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... Colourists A term applied to four Scottish painters who in the period c. 1900–14 each spent some time in France, where they were strongly influenced by the rich colours and bold handling of recent French painting, notably Fauvism . They are F. C. B. Cadell , J. D. Fergusson , Leslie Hunter , and S. J. Peploe . The term was popularized by a book by T. J. Honeyman dealing with Cadell , Hunter , and Peploe ( Three Scottish Colourists , 1950 ), but it is usual to add Fergusson to their number, even though he stands apart from the rest in that...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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... Colourists . A term used for four Scottish painters who in the years before the First World War each spent some time in France, where they were influenced by the rich colours and bold handling of recent French painting, especially Fauvism . They were F.C.B. Cadell ( 1883–1937 ), J.D. Fergusson ( 1874–1961 ), Leslie Hunter ( 1877–1931 ) and S.J. Peploe ( 1871–1935 ). The name was popularized by T.J. Honeyman 's book Three Scottish Colourists ( 1950 ), dealing with Cadell, Hunter and Peploe. The four did not form a group but knew one another...

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A term first used in 1948 to describe the work of four Scottish painters, F. C. B. Cadell, Leslie Hunter, S. J. People, and J. D. Fergusson, who spent time in France in the early 20th century and ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...were more usually expected to paint pictures which focused on the domestic and the decorative, and their still lives, flower paintings, and portrait miniatures typically occupied the margins of exhibition space. Typically, women painters were expected to be amateur water-colourists rather than professional practitioners in oil, and thus to work in a medium that was still understood as an essentially private, intimate, and understated vehicle of expression [ see *watercolour painting ]. If women artists found it difficult to move into the centre of the...

Leslie Hunter

Leslie Hunter  

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(1877–1931)Scottish painter of landscapes, still-lifes, and occasional portraits, one of the Scottish Colourists who introduced a knowledge of modern French painting to their country. He was born in ...
S. J. Peploe

S. J. Peploe  

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(1871–1935)Scottish painter, the oldest of the Scottish Colourists. He lived almost all his life in Edinburgh, but he often visited France, studied briefly at the Académie Julian, and made his home ...
Glasgow Boys

Glasgow Boys  

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A loose association of Scottish artists active from about 1880 to the turn of the century; there was no formal membership or programme, but the artists involved were linked by a desire to move away ...
James Cowie

James Cowie  

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(b Netherton of Dalgety, nr. Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, 16 May 1886; d Edinburgh, 18 Apr. 1956).One of the most individual Scottish painters of the 20th century. Whereas the central tradition of ...
F. C. B. Cadell

F. C. B. Cadell  

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(1883–1937)Scottish painter. He studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, 1899–1902, and lived in Munich, 1906–8, before settling in his native Edinburgh. Unlike the other Scottish Colourists, he was ...
J. D. Fergusson

J. D. Fergusson  

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(b Leith [now a district of Edinburgh], 9 Mar. 1874; d Glasgow, 30 Jan. 1961).Scottish painter (mainly of landscapes and figure subjects) and occasional sculptor, the best known of the Scottish ...
Scott Memorial

Scott Memorial  

(Edinburgh). This tribute to the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott dominates Princes Street. The design of water‐colourist and self‐taught architect George Meikle Kemp, it was completed in 1846, two ...
Glasgow School

Glasgow School  

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A group of artists and architects including Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald who worked in Glasgow from the 1890s and were influenced by Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Fauvism

Fauvism  

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A short-lived but influential style of painting with vivid expressionistic and non-naturalistic use of colour that flourished in Paris from 1905.The name comes from French fauvisme, from fauve ‘wild ...
Sir Peter Lely

Sir Peter Lely  

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(b Soest, Westphalia, 14 Sept. 1618; d London, 30 Nov. 1680).Painter of Dutch origin who spent almost all his career in England and was naturalized in 1662. His family name was originally van der ...
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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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41 words

...Memorial (Edinburgh). This tribute to the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott dominates Princes Street. The design of water‐colourist and self‐taught architect George Meikle Kemp, it was completed in 1846 , two years after Kemp was found drowned in the Union...

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June Cochrane

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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.... This tribute to the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott dominates Princes Street, despite being described by Ruskin as ‘a small vulgar Gothic steeple on the ground’. The design of water-colourist and self-taught architect George Meikle Kemp , it was completed in 1846 , two years after Kemp was found drowned in the Union canal. The seated figure of Scott, wrapped in a shepherd’s plaid, his hound Maida at his feet, was sculpted by Sir John Steell . Other sculptors carved the 84 statuettes of Scott’s characters and Scottish historical figures which...

Peploe, S. J.

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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...S. J. ( Samuel John ) ( 1871–1935 ) Scottish painter , the oldest of the Scottish Colourists . He lived almost all his life in Edinburgh, but he often visited France, studied briefly at the Académie Julian, and made his home in Paris, 1910–13 . During this time in Paris he moved from an Impressionist style to one influenced by Cézanne and the Fauves , but later his work became less aggressively modern. In the 1920s he frequently visited the island of Iona, which—together with still-life—was his favourite subject. There is a large...

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