Denis Peploe was the younger son of renowned Scottish Colourist, Samuel John Peploe. Inheriting his father’s aptitude for painting, Denis attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1931-5 before studying at studio of Andre Lhote in Paris. The artist returned to ECA to teach in 1955, and remained until 1979. Peploe is perhaps best known for his dramatic landscapes, but his work also includes figure studies, and still-lifes. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1956, becoming a full Academician a decade later.