Gauld’s early work in Glasgow included lithography and stained glass design and was influenced by Symbolism and Art Nouveau but he later turned his attention to landscape painting. In the mid-1890s he made an artistic pilgrimage to Grez-sur-Loing, just south of Fontainebleau, where many Scottish artists had painted since the late 1870s. This, and his subsequent visits to Normandy and Brittany, led him to a more naturalistic style, using pale, subtle colours that invest even the most ordinary scenes with poetry.
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