Watch | S. J. Peploe at 150 with Alice Strang

Watch | S. J. Peploe at 150 with Alice Strang

Online Talk Recording

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe's birth, Senior Specialist, Alice Strang presented an online talk looking at the life and work of Peploe, his fellow Colourists and his impact on modern Scottish art.





Watch below for Alice's talk introducing Peploe as one of Scotland’s most important twentieth-century artists as she considers his position amongst his fellow Scottish Colourists, F. C. B. Cadell, J. D. Fergusson and G. L. Hunter, and  within a wider context of modern Scottish art, including the younger painters Anne Redpath and Joan Eardley.





Meet the Speaker




Alice Strang

Alice has recently joined us as a Senior Specialist in Modern & Contemporary Art. She was previously a Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, where she curated the 2012 Peploe retrospective exhibition.

After graduating in History of Art from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Alice joined Christie’s in London where she worked in the Modern & Impressionist, Contemporary and 20th Century Art departments respectively. This period was followed by a move to the National Galleries of Scotland, where she became a highly-regarded Senior Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art. Highlights of her curatorial career include major retrospectives of the Scottish Colourists F. C. B. Cadell, J. D. Fergusson and S. J. Peploe, the landmark Modern Scottish Women: Sculptors and Painters 1885-1965 exhibition, From Sickert to Gertler: Modern British Art from Boxted House and NEW: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art, all of which were accompanied by publications.

Alice is a BBC Expert Woman and a Saltire Society Outstanding Woman of Scotland. She regularly lectures and writes about her areas of expertise, including for the National Trust for Scotland and Art UK. 



Auction Focus | Peploe at 150 





We are delighted to present a specialist focus on the Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe - led by an outstanding still life work from 1921, Roses and Fruit - in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth in our flagship Scottish Paintings & Sculpture auction this December. 

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Browse the Auction 

Our December 2021 auction of Scottish Paintings & Sculpture is available to browse online now.  Highlights include a specialist focus on Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe alongside works by F. C. B. Cadell, J. D. Fergusson, G. L. Hunter, Joan Eardley, Gerald Laing, Alberto Morrocco, Anne Redpath, Waller Hugh Paton, Alexander Nasmyth and Thomas Faed.


featuring S.J. Peploe at 150

Thursday, 9th December 2021

Live Online | Edinburgh


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Scottish Paintings & Sculpture 


Lyon & Turnbull’s Scottish Paintings & Sculpture specialists host two auctions per year from our Scottish auction house based in Edinburgh. Successfully selling around 90% of Scottish Colourist works handled in the last eight years, a record unmatched by our competitors – selling Scottish art in Scotland has always been a Lyon & Turnbull lynchpin. Our specialists are experts not only on the works of Scottish artists, but also on the workings of the art market, and it is this combination that fuels our on-going success in the field.


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