Exhibition peps up city

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A MAJOR exhibition on one of the UK’s greatest 20th-century artists is to open at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

The Scottish Colourist Series: SJ Peploe will be the first large-scale retrospective devoted to the artist’s work for almost 30 years, bringing together over 100 paintings from public and private collections throughout the UK.

Peploe is best known for his fascination with still-life painting, and established his reputation with works such as The Coffee Pot, and The Lobster. Born and brought up in Edinburgh, he attended the Life School of the Royal Scottish Academy, before holding his first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh in 1903.

The exhibition will run from tomorrow until next June.