Jon Schueler was born in Milwaukee in 1916 and studied at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1951 he moved to New York where his mentor Clyfford Still introduced him to Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko. By 1957 Schueler was established as a leading figure in the second generation of abstract expressionists, and a one man show of Schueler’s work was the opening exhibition at the celebrated Leo Castelli Gallery. That same year Schueler made his first visit to Mallaig, a fishing village on the west coast of Scotland, and memories of Scotland continued to inform his paintings throughout the 1960s. In 1970 he returned to Mallaig where he lived until 1975, and where he spent considerable time each year until his death in 1992. This exhibition will pair a major painting from each decade of his working life with a group of related works on paper, and will reveal something of Schueler’s journey from the pure abstraction of New York in the 1950s to an art that was grounded in the light and atmosphere of the Scottish west coast. His work has been collected by and exhibited at many distinguished American institutions including the Whitney Museum in New York and the Cleveland Institute of Fine Arts and is the subject of a special display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art until 5 March 2006.