The Two Roberts’ (Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde) relationship began when they met at Glasgow School of Art in 1933, and by 1950 they were among the most famous artists working in Britain. But as abstraction became the dominant force in European art in the late 1950s, and as their drinking increased, their popularity suffered. In this film curator Patrick Elliott, and friends of the Roberts, Fiona Green and Christopher Barker discuss the partnership that lasted almost three decades, and the influence it had on the Two Roberts’ work.
Filmed and edited by Rapid Visual Media (now Stroma Films)
Produced by Becky Manson for the National Galleries of Scotland, 2015.