One of the most important Scottish artists of the 20th century, Peploe was the eldest and most successful of the four artists known as the ‘Scottish Colourists’, along with F. C. B. Cadell, J. D. Fergusson and G.L. Hunter. Peploe was described in The Times as "one of the most interesting and inspiring of Scottish painters...one of the few whose works were highly esteemed not only in Scotland, but in England and abroad." His work is held in numerous public collections in the UK and beyond.
In December 2021 we were delighted to present a celebratory section dedicated to Peploe in our flagship auction of 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.