National Galleries launches search for works by Scottish Colourist S. J. Peploe

EDINBURGH.- The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art launched an appeal for owners of paintings by the celebrated Scottish Colourist S. J. Peploe to come forward. Following the success of its current exhibition devoted to the work of Peploe’s friend F. C. B. Cadell, the Gallery will be holding a major retrospective of Peploe’s work, opening on 3 November 2012. The exhibition curators are interested in uncovering rarely seen works by one of the most important Scottish artists of the twentieth-century. During his lifetime, Peploe exhibited regularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The children and grand-children of his friends and patrons may well still own these works and the Gallery hopes to re-discover some long-since hidden masterpieces. Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) was the eldest of the four artists popularly known as ‘The Scottish

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