Talbot Rice Gallery

James Cumming

10 March - 5 May 2012

Image of Chromosomes (I) by James Cumming
James Cumming, Chromosomes (I), 1970.

Including rarely seen works this exhibition celebrated the achievements of James Cumming (1922-1991) RSA, RSW. In addition to paintings from every decade of his career, sketchbooks and preparatory materials reflected the level of research and design that enriched his work.

Cumming’s approach to art, which has been described as ‘part- archaeological, part- sociologically-scientific’, was exacting and erudite. As the art gallery of the University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice was pleased to showcase the work of an artist, and tutor at Edinburgh College of Art, who was such a distinctive figure in Scottish art.