The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery
The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery is home to one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland. It includes over 450 paintings, 40,000 works on paper, and modest holdings of applied and decorative art and sculpture. Important historically because of its origins in William Hunter’s collection, which included works by Rembrandt, Chardin and Stubbs, it has developed particular strengths in Whistler, Mackintosh and Scottish Art, especially the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists. The Hunterian Print Room houses the largest collection of works on paper in Scotland, with one of its principal strengths being the collection of mainly British drawings and watercolours.
Andrew Kerr lives and works in Glasgow. His small figurative works on paper seem to shift in focus from the sharply distinct series of the three works acquired for The Hunterian’s collection to his recent, far more impressionistic works. As paintings from life dominated by a versatile blue sheet, Kerr has painted his working environment again and again. There is a fragility to the work, the frayed paper edges as much a part of the work as the image itself. These works have been specifically selected to be shown with a small series of historic works, also painted from the artist’s studio.