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Figurative Art in Scotland and England 1918-1945

Open daily, 10am-5pm

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Room 4 in our New Arrivals exhibition will be closed from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May (inclusive). Find out more

About

After the First World War there was a noticeable reluctance across Europe, and in Britain in particular, to engage in radical artistic innovations, with more traditional forms of figurative art in vogue. However within this range of figure painting and landscape there was still room for a wide range of approaches.

The works in this display illustrate these different methods, from the hard-edged, machine-inspired realism of William McCance and the sharply focussed realism of James Cowie and Mackintosh Patrick, to a different type of figurative art by Christopher Wood.

Image: Winifred Nicholson, Jake and Kate on the Isle of Wight, 1931 © Trustees of Winifred Nicholson

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

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73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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