This major exhibition will offer an alternative version of the history of modern Scottish art, challenging the accepted view of the dominance of the Scottish Colourists and the influence of France, by examining the most progressive work made by leading and lesser-known Scottish artists. Over 80 works by some 50 artists will be on show, drawn from the National Galleries’ holdings and other public collections throughout the UK, as well as from private collections. Surprising creations by some of Scotland’s artistic giants, including FCB Cadell and William McCance, will feature alongside rarely displayed works by more unfamiliar artists, such as Margaret Mellis and Benjamin Creme. The exhibition and accompanying book will explore Scottish artists’ contribution to the great movements of Modern art, from Fauvism and Expressionism, to Cubism, Abstraction and Surrealism.
Image: Edward Baird, The Birth of Venus, 1934, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art © Graham Stephen.