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Ian Fleming moved to Arbroath in 1948 to teach at the renowned Hospitalfield's art school, during which time he moved towards painting instead of the printmaking and etching he had concentrated on previously. His works evoke a sense of isolation and stillness reflecting the emotions of those involved in the fishing industry, both for those at sea and those loved ones left at home. At the time when Fleming painted these scenes, Arbroath was one of the larger fishing ports in Scotland.
Scottish Maritime Museum
oil on panel
H 84 x W 120 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2016