John Reid, 'Leaving School', oil on canvas
John Reid, 'Leaving School', oil on canvas. Image courtesy The Fleming Collection.

From Glasgow to Kirkcudbright

The Glasgow Girls and Boys

5 Jun 2021 – 12 Sep 2021

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 12:0 - 17:00

Kirkcudbright Galleries
St. Mary Street
Dumfries & Galloway

Kirkcudbright Galleries are hosting a summer exhibition in association with The Fleming Collection. Comprising works on loan from The National Galleries of Scotland, and a number of private lenders, The Glasgow Girls and Boys spotlights the group of painters who became known as the Glasgow Boys, who eschewed the Victorian sentimentality and Highland scenery prevalent in art at the time, and depicted instead the reality of contemporary rural life. The artists included Joseph Crawhall, James Guthrie, Edward Walton, Flora Macdonald Reid, James Paterson and John Lavery, and were inspired by the subject-matter and square-stroke brush technique of documentary French painter Jules Bastien-Lepage, and the graphic geometry of Japanese printwork. The group gained acclaim thanks to a series of exhibitions in the 1890s, establishing their avant-garde credentials. Admission free and ticketed via the Galleries’ website. Additionally, the Galleries’ café is now open.

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