J. D. Fergusson (1874-1961) is one of the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists. Fergusson was born in Leith, and was essentially a self-taught artist.
He moved to Paris in 1907 where, more than any of his Scottish contemporaries, Fergusson assimilated and developed the latest developments in French painting. In 1913 he met the dance pioneer Margaret Morris (1891-1980), who became his life-long partner. Morris, her technique, pupils and Summer Schools, became the main sources of inspiration for Fergusson’s work, before his death in Glasgow in 1961.
This beautiful volume was published on the occasion of a major retrospective at the National Galleries of Scotland - the first to be held for 40 years. With essays by Alice Strang, Elizabeth Cumming and Sheila McGregor, the book offers a fascinating new insight into a Scottish artist of international standing.
- Author: Alice Strang
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Date published: November 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1906270629
- Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 24.5 cm