Four Giants of British Modernism: Frost, Heron, Lanyon, Scott

William Scott, An Orchard of Pears, 1976 or 1977
19 September – 19 October 2019

Beaux Arts London announce Four Giants of British Modernism, an exhibition of celebrated British modern artists:Terry Frost, William Scott, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron.

The exhibition will feature 5-6 works from each of the Post Second World War modernists, sourced from private collections.

Beaux Arts Gallery worked with the late artists Frost, Scott, Lanyon and Heron during their careers and this exhibition offers a retrospective of some of their greatest works created as they revolutionised British Art. Continue reading “Four Giants of British Modernism: Frost, Heron, Lanyon, Scott”

Ann Dannatt Centenary Exhibition: Paintings and works on paper by George Dannatt & St Ives artists

10 – 20 September 2019

This September, to celebrate the centenary year of Ann Dannatt, Waterhouse & Dodd will display works from the George Dannatt Trust, a collection formed over the course of George and Ann’s 66 year marriage. The exhibition will feature George’s paintings alongside selected works by artists the Dannatt’s knew and collected, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Denis Mitchell, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and John Wells.

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Collectibles

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug), 1975
6 – 28 September 2019

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to once again host its Collectibles exhibition of important 20th century Irish and British painting, print & sculpture.

Featuring a superb range of modern and contemporary works for the Irish art connoisseur and collector, the exhibition brings together such internationally renowned artists as Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, Greyson Perry, Elisabeth Frink, William Scott , Patrick Heron, Lynn Chadwick, Tony Cragg, Marc Quinn, Terry Frost, Louis le Brocquy, Basil Blackshaw, Roger Hilton, Elizabeth Magill, Christopher Nevinson, Ben Nicholson and Rowan Gillespie. Continue reading “Collectibles”

Modern Mavericks

Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme XLIV/L, 1974
Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme XLIV/L, 1974
5 – 21 September 2019

Dellasposa is pleased to present Modern Mavericks, an exhibition that explores the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and the indelible mark they left upon British modernism through the artists Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott.

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stood at the heart of modernism as they crossed the frontier between figurative art and abstraction in their unique quests for new aesthetic expression. The exhibition traces the ways British artists engaged with a much deeper and more varied appreciation of the modern masters than is widely understood, by drawing a comparison with Picasso’s metamorphosis of style and Matisse’s use of colour and pure line. Continue reading “Modern Mavericks”

Article: Art in Focus: Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug)

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug), 1975

Read Aidan Dunne’s article in The Irish Times

The elegant simplicity of Scott’s celebrated work emerged from a long apprenticeship

What is it?

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug) is a 1975 charcoal drawing by William Scott (1913-1989).

How was it done?

Scott is probably best known as a painter, but there is a strongly graphic character to much of his painting, and drawing was always important to him even though, until the early 1970s, he chose not to exhibit his drawings. It is as though, prior to this time, he regarded drawing as a mode of personal research and experimentation. The inclusion of drawings in two major shows of his work in 1971 and 1972 – to great acclaim – changed his mind, and from then on drawing was a significant, primary pursuit.   Continue reading “Article: Art in Focus: Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug)”

British Abstraction: Three Views

Forms Encaged, 1972
26 August 2019 – 22 May 2020

Abstraction has roots in the physical world.  Meaning literally drawn from, the term abstraction suggests a source from which line, color, and shape emerge.  While many American artists of the postwar period moved increasingly toward a rhetoric of pure disembodied form, their British counterparts embraced a relationship to the landscape.  In particular, the fishing town of St. Ives, Cornwall became a magnet for artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, and William Scott seeking inspiration from its coastal terrain, weather, and light.  Although thoroughly abstract, these works flicker with references to the horizon, deep space, crags, and boulders.  Their vibrant colors and geometric forms resonate with the experience of being grounded in time and space. Continue reading “British Abstraction: Three Views”

Brave New Visions

Red Interior, 1952
17 July – 9 August 2019

Sotheby’s is delighted to host an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés who revolutionised Britain’s art and publishing worlds. Brave New Visions tells the story of the pioneering émigré art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, introducing artists such as Naum Gabo, Oskar Kokoschka, Kurt Schwitters and Francis Bacon to post-war Britain. The vision of such influential dealers as Lea Bondi Jaray, Erica Brausen, Andras Kalman, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, Annely Juda and Charles and Peter Gimpel will be shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed. These include William Scott, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres, Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick and Graham Sutherland. Continue reading “Brave New Visions”

The Great Grey

An exhibition & auction to fund art workshops for people with dementia.

24th May — 16th June 2019

The Great Grey is a creative project for people with dementia and their carers that launched in 2018 with seed funding from Age Unlimited. Based at the Hart Club — a gallery and project space dedicated to championing neurodiversity with the Arts — where weekly art workshops have flourished under the guidance of art psychotherapist Cressida Brotherstone. Continue reading “The Great Grey”

Every Picture Tells a Story

24 May 2019

As part of this year’s first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia, there will be a screening of Every Picture Tells a Story on Friday 24 May, 4.00-5.45pm at the Saatchi Gallery, with popcorn and refreshments provided.  Directed by William Scott’s son James Scott, it is the true life experience of Scott.

Tickets are free and available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saatchi-daw-movieevery-picture-tells-a-story-life-of-william-scott-ra-tickets-60226190156

Friday 24 May
4.00-5.45pm

Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY

Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia

20 – 26 May 2019

The William Scott Foundation are proud of their support of the Alzheimer’s Society, with William Scott’s works used as a source of inspiration in workshops organised by Creating with Dementia.

This year the first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia takes place during Dementia Action Week. The Festival, organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance (RBKC DAA), is the first of its kind in the area. The wide range of events on offer during the week have been specially tailored for people living with dementia and their carers.

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