A history of Scottish art

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Merrell in association with The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, 2003 - Art - 288 pages
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A History of Scottish Art is the first comprehensive survey of what is widely recognized as being the finest private collection of Scottish art in the world. The Fleming Collection is internationally renowned for its works by many of Scotland's most prominent artists -- works that date from 1800 to the present day and include pieces by early nineteenth-century artists, the Scottish Colourists, the Glasgow Boys, the Edinburgh School, and many contemporary Scottish names.

The Fleming Collection began life in 1968 as a corporate collection for Flemings Bank. Following the bank's takeover by Chase Manhattan Corporation, New York, in 2000, the collection opened its own gallery space in London -- the first museum space dedicated exclusively to exhibiting Scottish art.

Scottish art -- long overlooked in the context of British art -- is now enjoying a splendid renaissance. This beautifully illustrated book examines over 200 works by such well-known artists as Henry Raeburn, David Wilkie, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Elizabeth Blackadder, many of which have never previously been illustrated or documented, as well as providing an invaluable history of many important but little-known Scottish artists.

A History of Scottish Art offers an important new historical survey of an area rapidly growing in popularity. Its exploration of artistic development in Scotland from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century will appeal to everyone interested in Scottish art and culture.

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The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Glasgow School

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About the author (2003)

Bill was Keeper of Art for The Fleming Collection from 1985 to 1996.

Selina is the Keeper of Art for The Fleming Collection.

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