The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow is the home for a large collection of paintings by a group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys. The group by and large were anti-establishment when they were young, turning their backs on the generally accepted subject of realistic landscapes, preferring instead more natural subjects such as rural families tending to their animals. Many of these artists, however, joined the establishment by the time they reached middle age and became famous portrait painters.
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E A Walton, A Surrey Mead0w – Morning, 1880
I was impressed with the informational posters that accompanied the collection of paintings and will show some of these posters instead of commenting on individual paintings.
George Henry, Head of the Holy Loch, 1882
James Guthrie, Hard at It, 1883
James Paterson, The Last Turning, Winter, Moniave, 1885
William Kennedy, Homewards, 1891
George Henry and another Glasgow Boy, E A Hornel, went to Japan in 1893 to study Japanese art.
George Henry, Japanese Lady with a Fan, 1894
David Gauld, Portrait Head, 1893
John Lavery, Russian Ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova dancing, 1910
Alexander Roche, Here Ouse Slow Winding through a Lovely Plain, 1918
E A Walton, The Smithy at the Crossroads, 1922
In my next posting we will look at other treasures we discovered during our visit to the Kelvingrove Museum on our last day in Glasgow.