The Fleming Collection opens Leslie Hunter. A Life in Colour

The Fleming Collection presents Leslie Hunter. A Life in Colour on view 123 October 2012 – 9 February 2013, an exhibition of works by the Scottish Colourist painter Leslie Hunter, covering his life in San Francisco, Scotland, France and Italy,

George Leslie Hunter (1877-193) Still life with Marguerites 1930. Private Collection.Hunter was a brilliant painter but more than 80 years after his death he remains misunderstood and is the least appreciated of the four Scottish Colourists, according to Bill Smith and Jill Marriner, who have written a new biography of Hunter. His fellow Colourist Samuel John Peploe said that Hunter’s best pictures were as good as Matisse yet his work could be uneven and his life was marred by tragedy and ill health.

The exhibition is sponsored by Lyon & Turnbull, Scotland’s oldest firm of auctioneers.

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