During the period of recovery and reassessment after the First World War (1914 – 1918), artists faced the problem of finding a means of creative expression appropriate for a radically altered society.
Discover how Scottish artists and writers expressed a uniquely modern sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century. Featuring such celebrated figures as Hugh MacDiamid and JD Fergusson, this display takes a closer look at the creative men and women who championed a progressive national culture and made Scotland’s distinctive voice heard.
Image: Percy Wyndham Lewis, (Lady) Naomi Mitchison, 1897 - 1999. Author, 1938 (detail) © National Galleries of Scotland