Portrait of Willie Peploe (1930). Samuel John Peploe (Scottish, 1871-1935). Oil on canvas. During the 1910’s in Paris, Peploe moved from an impressionist style to one influenced by Cézanne and the Fauves, but later his work became less aggressively modern. In the 1920s he frequently visited the island of Iona, which—together with still-life—was his favourite subject.