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The dictionary of Scottish painters, 1600 to the present

by Julian Halsby

ISBN 0862417783 / 9780862417789 / 0-86241-778-3
Publisher Canongate
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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This work contains alphabetically arranged entries on some 2000 painters, both major and minor figures, who have worked in Scotland since 1600. Each artist is placed in an art historical context and given full biographical details. There is also a series of generic entries covering artistic institutions and groupings ranging from the National Galleries of Scotland and the Trustees' Academy to the 'Glasgow Boys' and the 'Colourists'. This edition, containing illustrations up to and including the most recent Scottish artists  Watt, Bellany, Conroy and Vettriano  is an extremely useful reference work for collectors, dealers, galleries and museums, as well as anyone with an interest in Scottish painting. The Dictionary of Scottish Painters is considered an essential reference for any one interested in Scottish art. This new Birlinn edition has been meticulously updated and contains extensive new material. [via]