Roger Billcliffe The Glasgow Boys

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The Glasgow Boys

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At the end of the 19th century, a group of young Glasgow-based painters established an international reputation for realism and plein-air landscape painting. Led by James Guthrie, John Lavery, Arthur Melville, George Henry, and E. A. Hornel, the Glasgow Boys, as they came to be known, shared an enthusiasm for strong, fresh colors, naturalistic subject matter, and a willingness to travel outside Scotland for subjects and settings. Their enthusiasm for naturalism was equaled only by their dislike of the Scottish arts establishment. In this widely acclaimed book, Roger Billcliffe describes not only the work of the individual artists but also their rejection by local collectors and officialdom before European success caused their work to become much in demand. First published 20 years ago, the book rekindled interest in the group and their work. Now redesigned with more than 200 illustrations in color, it introduces the collective to a new generation of readers and collectors.

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Roger Billcliffe was formerly a lecturer at Glasgow University, Assistant Keeper of the University Art Collection, and subsequently Keeper of Fine Art at Glasgow Art Gallery, and then Director of The Fine Art Society. He now owns and runs the Roger Bilcliffe Gallery in Glasgow. He is the author of The Glasgow Boys, Visiting Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Scottish Colourists and the definitive Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings and Interior Designs.

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A revised edition of the book, updated with new information, and beautifully redesigned, with many of the prints, previously in black and white, now in colour. Frances Lincoln, the new publishers, have lovingly redesigned the pages and there are exquisite new prints. Apart from anything else, the book is a beautiful object in itself. Glasgow Herald This is a beautiful book, one that any art lover will pore over lovingly, and it clarifies the history of an art movement that has long been unfairly sidelined. Whether you choose to dip in and out of the writing and linger, enraptured, over the lush plates, or immerse yourself in full by reading all of the enthralling history of these young men who sought to change the stifling art world of the late nineteenth century, it is an essential buy for anyone who values the visual arts. Rock's Backpages: Writers' Blogs

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