The Fleming Collection, which is widely regarded as one of the finest collections of Scottish art in private hands, has invited nine alumni of the Royal Drawing School to select a painting with which they feel an affinity to hang alongside their own works with an accompanying statement supporting their choice. In some cases, these close encounters by the alumni with Scottish artists- including Colourists S.J Peploe, George Leslie Hunter and J.D.Fergusson- have also inspired a body of new work. ‘Drawing has always been central to the teaching of art in Scotland’, says director of the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation and Collection, James Knox, ‘the exemplar being Glasgow School of Art which has been renowned for its rigorous approach to drawing, particularly in the twentieth century and which has produced a string of great artists as a result. Significantly four alumni have chosen

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