Dundee highlights from Fleming collection

photo of David McClure's black box and Bronze head 1975

A selection of Dundee art, on loan from what is arguably one of the world's best private collections of Scottish art, will be displayed at the University this summer.

The major exhibition, entitled Painting in Dundee, is on loan to the University from the Fleming Collection in London. It is a celebration of Dundee-born Robert Fleming, founder of Fleming's investment bank, and the many great artists who have lived and worked in the city.

The symbolist painter John Duncan RSA RSW (1866-1945) and more recently the landscape and portrait painter James McIntosh Patrick RSA (1907-1998) are two important Dundee-born artists whose work is featured.

Other noted painters, such as Alberto Morrocco RSA RSW (1917-1998), David McClure RSA RSW (1926-1998), Will Maclean and Ian Howard, moved to the city to work. Many fine artists, including in recent years Calum Colvin, Ian Hughes, David Mach and Paul Reid, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone - where Calum is now chair of fine art photography.

The forthcoming exhibition features the work of a number of the painters who were born, worked or trained in Dundee, with a particular focus on contemporary artists.

A small exhibition illustrating the life of Robert Fleming (1845-1933), who was dubbed "Scotland's Dick Whittington" will also be displayed in the gallery.

The exhibition starts on 2 July and runs until 7 September in the Tower foyer and Lamb galleries.

Captions John Duncan's The Turn of the Tide.
David McClure's Black Box & Bronze Head 1975

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