Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, 1883 - 1937. Artist (Self-portrait) About 1914


Born 1883
Died 1937
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Edinburgh
Death place Edinburgh

Cadell 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 Samuel John Peploe. Both artists were influenced by the effects of strong sunlight, which led them to use areas of bright colour in their paintings.

Glossary terms

Glossary terms

Scottish Colourists

A group of Scottish painters comprising Samuel John Peploe, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, George Leslie Hunter and John Duncan Fergusson, who were active in the early twentieth century. They all spent time in France and were influenced by French artists’ bold use of colour and free brushwork.