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John Bellany (born 1942) helped change the course of painting in Scotland. His intensely felt paintings of fisherfolk and their precarious life at sea were a direct challenge to the much diluted Scottish colourist tradition and its landscapes and still lifes.
John Houston is recognised as a major figure in Scottish painting. Houston's art is renowned for its bold, expressionistic treatment of his preferred subject matter, most often the Scottish landscape. This work discusses Houston's career, and his approach to his art in an illuminating interview.
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, featuring two of the artist's most important and compelling works, together with a recent sculpture "Tate Modern on Fire 2017".
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