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S.J. Peploe Hardcover – 5 Oct 2012

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (5 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848221150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848221154
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 2.3 x 27 cm
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'An intimate and honest account of the artist, his life and work ... beautifully produced with excellent illustrations and text.' ----- Yarns and Fabrics

About the Author

Grandson of S.J. Peploe, Guy Peploe, managing director of the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, is the acknowledged expert on his grandfather's work. He has written and lectured extensively on Peploe and has published articles on F.C.B. Cadell and Scottish art in general. He regularly contributes to television and radio.


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By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER on 26 Oct. 2012
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12 years ago, Guy Peploe wrote a book about his grandfather, the well-known Scottish colourist S. J. Peploe. I missed that, so I'm so grateful that this updated second edition is out. Although Guy never knew his grandfather, there is warm familial feeling with details only a family member can provide. There are wonderful early photos of the artist. Guy does an excellent job of charting S. J. Peploe's direction as an artist. I think the man himself captures the essence of his own work when he stated in a letter to his wife in 1903 '...these living things - life caught in the act; intimate, spontaneous.'

This book captures the essence of the man like no other could. It is an intimate and honest account of the artist, his life and work. It covers the breadth of Peploe's work including works from the whole period of production - still life, figurative and landscape. His style is free and uninhibited. It is beautifully produced with excellent illustrations and text. This should be on every art lover's bookshelf. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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This book is simply excellent. Well researched, beautifully illustrated and gives the best possible analysis of Peploe and his work. There are many pictures in this book I have not seen before and they help flesh out the art of one of the most significant British artists of the last 100 years. As well as providing an terrific background to the man this book also examines his work with great incites into his painting style. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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I love Peploe and this book ors him justice
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