In 2010 an exhibition at The Royal Academy London called "Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880-1900" proved a resounding hit with the public. As a result, a permanent gallery devoted to The Glasgow Boys has now been set up at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
The Glasgow Boys (also known as the Glasgow School) rejected the traditional, conservative art of the dominant Edinburgh artistic elite in favour of the realist works of French artists such as Millais and Bastien-Lepage. They also admired the American painter, James McNeil Whistler.
The artists featured in this article represent the nucleus of the Glasgow Boys but there were other artists who drifted through the Group and who also influenced them.