Modern Masters IX - Festival Edition
24 Jul 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Welcome to our Modern Masters Festival Edition for 2019. This year sees Victoria Crowe’s career honoured in a major retrospective, 50 Years of Painting, which is now open at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh and runs until mid October; the exhibition is mounted over four floors, with every level revealing a different aspect and facet of the artist’s life and career. We open our exhibition catalogue with a special tribute to Victoria Crowe, an artist whom The Gallery is proud to have been associated with since 1970, and with a group of paintings which relate to the artist’s early years in Kittleyknowe, in the Scottish Borders.
Our Festival Edition also explores the studio life of two artists who were fellow artists and colleagues at Edinburgh College of Art and form part of the Edinburgh School of painting: Sir William Gillies and Sir William MacTaggart – we look at ‘the good habit’ and how the home environment and working studio were sources of inspiration. Guy Peploe has written an insightful essay on the subject of portraiture, an important aspect of Crowe’s practice and a key element within our Festival programme, exemplified by Derrick Guild’s masterful Ever After exhibition.
Finally, we present a collection of recent acquisitions which reflect, celebrate and remind us of our historical heritage in conjunction with our commitment to contemporary art. We hope you find something to cherish and enjoy from our Festival Edition and we look forward to seeing you in The Gallery.
Click here to purchase a fully illustrated catalogue accompanying this exhibition.
The Embrace View details
The Embracec.1976oil on canvasH:50.8cm W:50.8cm£12,500Painter and Trouvères View details
Painter and Trouvères1990 - 1991oil on boardH:84cm W:96cm£11,000Flowers in a Jug View details
Flowers in a Jug1963oil on boardH:82.5cm W:72.5cm£38,000Self Portrait in Hospital II View details
Self Portrait in Hospital II1988etching, edition 2 of 20H:45cm W:50cm£1,100Woman with Owl View details
Woman with Owlc.1972oil on canvasH:166cm W:144cm£25,000Male Figure View details
Male Figure1987chalk on paperH:84cm W:59.5cm£2,250Man Smiling View details
Man Smiling1959monotypeH:50cm W:40cm£2,500Rockpool on Thirty Mile Beach View details
Rockpool on Thirty Mile Beachmonoprint on Japanese paperH:30cm W:40cmSoldAutonomous Portrait View details