Lillie Art Gallery Collection

Since the Lillie Art Gallery opened in 1962, the founding bequest of artworks from Robert Lillie has been developed to form a collection of Scottish art dating from the 1880s to the present day.

Around 450 works are contained in the collection, which includes paintings, prints, drawings and a small collection of sculpture and ceramics.

Artists represented include:

  • several of the Glasgow Boys
  • the Scottish Colourists
  • Jessie King
  • Mary Armour
  • Alan Davie
  • Joan Eardley
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay
  • Margery Clinton
  • June Redfern
  • Anne Redpath
  • Adrian Wiszniewski

Unfortunately it is impossible for all of our collection to be on display at any one time so the majority of the collection is kept in storage. From time to time, objects are removed for display purposes or for conservation work. If an object is not on display, it can be made available for private research and education by prior arrangement in writing.

Our collection of oil paintings can now be viewed online at Your Paintings, a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country. Your Paintings is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK.