J D Fergusson

Paris Plage

  • Oil on board
  • 9 x 7 ins


Fergusson described Paris as: "Simply a place of freedom" and he spent increasing amounts of time there until finally settling there in 1907. Much of Ferguson's work was executed in France, he was drawn to the Cafe scene of Paris and there met influential artists such as Matisse and Picasso.

Fergusson spent many summers at Paris Plage, often with Peploe and it was here in 1907 that he met Anne Estelle Rice who was to be his most significant relationship over the next six years.

Fergusson enjoyed the quality of the light found here and it led to a heightened tonality in his paintings.