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06 August 2017

Scottish Colourists - Selina Skipwith 6 Sept at 7.30pm


Wednesday 6th September 2017 at  730pm , The Library Keats Grove

An Illustrated Lecture intended to co-incide with the exhibtion at Lyon & Turnbull who are also supporting the talk.

Tickets are £10 from the Library in Keats Grove (020 7431 1266 - leave message outside normal hours) and on line from - Click HERE for link


The Scottish Colourists represent a key moment in the story of Scottish art. The term is applied to a grouping of four artists; S.J. Peploe, F.C.B. Cadell, G.L. Hunterand J.D. Fergusson. Although individually distinct, and never all working together in their lifetimes, they had a shared affinity that has united them posthumously. In the very early 20th century each artist spent time in France, and was greatly inspired by the current generation of French artists. They took this inspiration and transformed it into a new approach in Scottish painting, characterised by bold colour and dynamic brushwork. These works have become some of the most popular examples of Scottish painting in recent decades.

Selina Skipwith is an Independent Art Consultant who lives locally.

Former Director and Keeper of Art of The Fleming Collection 1996-2014, over eighteen years she directed the collection firstly as a corporate collection and subsequently as a charitable foundation.

In 2000 she oversaw the creation of The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, prior to the sale of Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd to Chase Manhattan the same year, and The Fleming Collection gallery in Mayfair, which opened to the public in January 2002.

She writes and lectures extensively both on corporate collections and on Scottish art, including A History of Scottish Art (Merrell, 2003). She has curated numerous art exhibitions in the UK and abroad, including Intimate Friends: Scottish Colourists from The Hunterian Art Gallery and The Fleming Collection. 

Selina is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors; the Creative Industries Federation; Scottish Contemporary Art Network and is a Trustee of the Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust.

To celebrate the opening of their new London office on Connaught Street, Lyon & Turnbull are presenting an exciting exhibition of key works by the four Scottish Colourists.

These artists represent an important moment in the story of Scottish art, and have become a key area of interest for Scottish art collectors in recent years.  FREE ENTRY

04 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 10am - 5pm
22 Connaught Street, London, W2 2AF | Click here for directions