Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dressing for winter - The privileged of Scotland by Francis Cadell 1883-1937


Francis Cadell was born in Edinburgh & educated there at the Edinburgh Academy. At the age of 16, Cadell sailed to Paris to study at the Academie Julian.


Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Afternoon, 1913

Cadell’s 1st one man show was held in Edinburgh in 1908. In Scotland, Cadell had little direct contact with the progressive ideas emanating from abroad. Here he painted glamorous women in a loose, French impressionistic manner.


Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) The Black Hat 1914

In 1911, he made arrangements for an annual exhibition of like-minded artists, The Society of Eight. Although based in the Scottish capital, the group ignored the traditional Glasgow/Edinburgh divide as it comprised artists from both cities. Among the group were Patrick Adam, David Alison, John Lavery, & SJ Peploe.


Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Black Hat Miss Don Wauchope

At his first post WWI London exhibition in 1923, which he shared with the Peploe & Hunter, critics commented on the "new solidity" of his painting.


Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Lady Lavery in Black



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Reflections



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Lady with a Fan 1911



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) The White Room



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) The Feathered Hat



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Lady in Black



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Mrs Don Wauchope in the Drawing Room



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Lady in Black 1921



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Lady Laverly



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Lady in Black and Gold



Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (Scottish, 1883-1937) Self Portrait 1914

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