FCB Cadell is one of the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists. He studied in Paris and lived in Munich before settling in his native Edinburgh around 1909.
Cadell's pre-war work is influenced by the impressionists. From around 1920, his work became brighter and bolder; shadows were suppressed to such an extent that the paintings of this period are comprised of areas of flat colour. Cadell made regular trips to France and Iona with fellow Scottish Colourist, SJ Peploe. Iona proved to be particularly inspirational with Cadell returning repeatedly over twenty years.
This feature includes an introduction to Cadell and his work, an essay on his drawings and a video exploring his life and career.