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A Scottish Colourist in our Midst | F.C.B. Cadell

National (National) Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 7 November, 6–8pm
£14, Friends and guests

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The Scottish Colourist Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell lived for much of his life in Ainslie Place, one of 13 streets which, along with four gardens, make up the 'Moray Feu' in Edinburgh's New Town. Cadell painted his door bright blue to annoy his neighboursand took great trouble over the stylish decoration of his home. It became the subject matter and setting for a remarkable series of pictures created during the 1920s. Alice Strang, former National Galleries of Scotland Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and curator of our 2011-12 Cadell retrospective exhibition, will discuss the artist's personal and professional links with the New Town's Moray Feu, including its architecture and residents.

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell The Rose and the Lacquer Screen Early 1920's
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The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL



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