Fergusson's style changed little after around 1910. He followed the path of tentative modernism where subjects were treated in a somewhat representational manner, but with simplification of form and related minor distortions. His colors were usually bright, but related to his subject matter, unlike the Fauvists who imposed unrealistic colors on subjects. Brushwork was often angled, parallel strokes, somewhat in the spirit of Cézanne.
His reputation seems to be rising: a recently discovered painting sold at auction for £638,000, as this Daily Mail article mentions.
The present post features Fergusson's portraits of women. At times his simplifications reached the point where it could be difficult to distinguished one sitter from others.
One of Fergusson's better-known works, made when he had almost settled into the style used for most of the rest of his career.
This was the painting auctioned for £638,000.
Fergusson seldom did profile portraits. This has a slight Cubist feel.
A nice Art Deco feeling to this.