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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 James and Robert 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”

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Hugh Scott

On 12 August 1942, William Scott’s brother Hugh was killed on board HMS Indomitable in ‘Operation Pedestal’ off the coast of Malta.  The aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable was on its way to rendezvous in Freetown, under Captain T H Troubridge with the code name Force K. Whilst Hughie’s body was interred at sea, the war memorial …

Claes Oldenburg

To celebrate the life of the artist Claes Oldenburg, who passed away at the age of 93, James Scott is making his dual screen film The Great Ice Cream Robbery, featuring Oldenburg, available to stream until July 26th 2022. The film can be viewed at https://vimeopro.com/user3582856/tribute-to-claes-oldenburg For complete information about the film visit https://www.james-scott.com/gicr

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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