The culmination of the National Galleries of Scotland’s three year series of exhibitions on the Scottish Colourists; this major retrospective of J.D. Fergusson’s work included over a hundred paintings, sculptures, works and paper and archival material.
J.D. Fergusson was born in Leith and was essentially self-taught. Moving to Paris in 1907, he assimilated and developed the latest developments in French painting; more so than any of his Scottish contemporaries. In 1913 he met the dance pioneer Margaret Morris, who became his life-long partner. Her techniques, students, summer schools and Morris herself all became the main sources of inspiration for Fergusson’s work prior to his death in Glasgow in 1961.
JD Fergusson: Exhibition Film