Scotland has a long and illustrious history of art, with many famous artists originating from the country. The first Scottish artist to achieve international renown was the painter David Wilkie, who was born in 1785. Other notable Scottish artists include John Constable, who is considered one of the founders of English landscape painting, and the impressionist William McTaggart.
Scottish art has been strongly influenced by the landscape and traditions of the country, with many artists depicting scenes of Scotland’s rolling hills and dramatic coastlines. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in Scottish art, with several new art museums opening in the UK. The most notable of these is the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, which houses one of the world ‘s most comprehensive collections of Scottish art.
If you’re interested in viewing some of Scotland’s finest artwork, here are a few places worth checking out:
– The National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh
– The Aberdeen Art Gallery
– The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh
– The McTaggart Gallery at the University of Dundee.
The Midwest also has some fine Art galleries, cities like Chicago obviously but also smaller cities like St. Louis, Cincinnati and Indianapolis also have galleries that from time to time have works from Scotland.
-The Indianapolis Art Center
-The Murphy Art Center
-Cincinnati Art Museum
-Contemporary Arts Center
-Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery
-Saint Louis Art Museum
-The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
-Contemporary Art Museum St Louis
As lovers of Art and having a heritage from Scotland , the owners of Kleanroute highly recommend visiting your local art galleries.