A Dozen Paintings and Works on Paper

02 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016

The modern artist is the model of independence, free from academic pressure, at liberty to address any subject, answerable only to their own inspiration and what William McTaggart called “the good habit.”Two of the finest of the last century were William Gillies and Anne Redpath. Neither had entirely conventional lives (conventionality being hardly a prerequisite for the life artistic) but both respected and nurtured their considerable talents through hard work and cussed determination.

Both painters were nurtured by a consistent relationship with The Scottish Gallery, the reputation of artists and Gallery, intimately intertwined. Gillies and Redpath have rightly been understood to form the twin pillars of the Edinburgh School, friends to so many talents in the next generation, artist exemplars of how anything was possible, that art mattered, that painting was far from dead and that the pursuit of beauty and significance was a worth while calling in a rapidly changing world.

We are delighted to be able to include twelve paintings and works on paper by both artists, including significant consignments from private collections.