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A Scottish Colourist in the Capital: F. C. B. Cadell's Edinburgh

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  • Thursday 22 April


Join Alice Strang, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as she follows in the footsteps of Scottish Colourist F. C. B. Cadell around Edinburgh.

Cadell was the youngest of the four artists known as the 'Scottish Colourists', along with J. D. Fergusson, G. L. Hunter and S. J. Peploe. He was born in Edinburgh in 1883 and lived there for most of his life, before his death in the New Town in 1937.

This talk will trace Cadell's fortunes from his birthplace in Buckingham Terrace, to his first studio in George Street, to the splendour of his home in Ainslie Place, whose interiors feature in the paintings for which he is best known and will conclude at his final home in Warriston Crescent.

This talk will be available from Thursday 22 April via our Friends email newsletter. It is part of a new series of exclusive online talks providing our Friends events programme in a different format. There will be two per month, with each remaining available for two weeks so you can choose when you would like to watch them.

No booking or advance registration is required in order to view these free Friends-only talks. The links to view them will be sent out each fortnight as part of our email newsletter. If you have a Friends membership but do not currently receive our Friends email newsletter, please contact [email protected] to sign up.

F.C.B. Cadell Portrait of a Lady in Black About 1921
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