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Lunchtime Art Lecture: The Scottish Colourist J. D. Fergusson: A Life

11 Jun ‘14


1.00PM - 2.00PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre A96, Pathfoot building, University of Stirling

The Scottish Colourist J. D. Fergusson: A Life

Alice Strang, Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and curator of the gallery’s current J. D. Fergusson retrospective exhibition, will discuss his life and work.

J. D. Fergusson (1874-1961). Fergusson was born in Leith, near Edinburgh and was essentially self-taught. 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.

The National Galleries landmark Scottish Colourist Series final exhibition is a retrospective of Fergusson’s work and is currently on display at the Modern Two (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) http://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/exhibitions/the-scottish-colourists-series-jd-fergusson    The University of Stirling Art Collection holds 17 works by J D Fergusson, of which 8 are currently on loan to the National Gallery for this exhibition.

 

This Art Collection lecture is part of the University of Stirling's Universities Week events programme:
http://www.universitiesweek.org.uk

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