Post impressionist and still life artists Samuel Peploe was born in Edinburg, Scotland. During the 1920’s he co-founded the Scottish Colourists group known for the rich bold use of color along with Leslie Hunter, John Duncan Fergusson and Franci Cadell. In 1893-94, he attended the Edinburg Collage of Art at the Royal Scottish Academy and then went to Paris to study at the Académie Julian under Adolphe William Bouguereau.
Inspired by artists such as Paul Cezanne, Gustave Courbet and Diego Velázquez, Samuel John Peploe set up his first studio back in Edinburg at Shandwick Place in 1896. By the turn of the century, Samuel Peploe had already begun traveling throughout France and the Netherlands. His still lifes and landscapes became known for their meticulous execution and strong use of color. Samuel Peploe became a member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1927 and exhibited at the Allied Artists’ Association in London. He passed away at the age of 64 in Edinburg.