William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989) was one of the leading British artists of his generation. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited widely, both at home and abroad, and continues to be to this day. His paintings can be found in public collections around the world, including the Tate, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.


About the Foundation

The William Scott Foundation was established by William’s two sons Robert and James Scott in 2007. Its office is based very close to the former Chelsea house and studio of the prolific painter, in south west London. Continue reading “About the Foundation”


St Ives: Movement in Art and Life video tour

The exhibition St Ives: Movement in Art and Life featuring William Scott’s Sennen, 1950 and Cornish Harbour, 1951 would have opened at the Royal West of England Academy in March.  However, due to the coronavirus closures it had to been postponed. Supported by Arts Council England, the Royal West of England Academy has taken the opportunity to …

BBC Radio Ulster Radio

To mark William Scott’s birthday, BBC Radio Ulster Radio played an interview from 1979, when Scott was interviewed by Robin Harris.  You can listen to it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p083g6nz BBC Radio Ulster Radio also played an interview with Scott’s nephew Cardwell McClure, which can be heard here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p083gjg2 A Portadown man’s connection with the artist William …

Altnagelvin Mural, 1959-61

The Altnagelvin mural was a commission that occupied Scott between September 1958 and September 1961. Murals were the one subject that Scott and Rothko are known to have discussed during the short time they spent together in August 1959. Continue reading “Altnagelvin Mural, 1959-61”

Mary Scott

Artist, sculptor, muse, mother, wife. Although she worked in other media, Mary Scott (neé Lucas) is best known for her sculptures, executed in a variety of materials – wax, clay, plaster, wood and stone. She trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools, where she met her future husband William Scott.

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