St Ives: Connecting Circles

William Scott, Pale Linear Still Life, 1975
31 July – 31 October 2021

The small Cornish harbour town of St Ives has always attracted artists because of its exceptional light and dramatic surrounding countryside.

But in the mid-20th century, it became more than a seaside retreat. It became a centre for modern art.

Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson moved there at the outbreak of the Second World War. They were later joined by others including William Scott, Patrick Heron, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost and Denis Mitchell.

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OF THE EARTH Contemporary Ceramics and Glass from The Fitzwilliam Museum

William Scott, Cornish Landscape, 1952
25 June – 10 October 2021

The Heong Gallery welcomes back visitors with an exhibition of exceptional contemporary ceramics and glass from The Fitzwilliam Museum. Since the early twentieth century, The Fitzwilliam Museum has built a reputation for European ceramics and glass. Since 1997, gifts from Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund have expanded the contemporary collection considerably, creating the foundations of one of the best museum collections of contemporary ceramics, glass, and other applied arts in Britain. Continue reading “OF THE EARTH Contemporary Ceramics and Glass from The Fitzwilliam Museum”

J&J Rawlin at Cromwell Place

White Pan and Blue Bowl on Green, c.1975
17 – 30 May 2021

The Estate are excited to announce that we have been working in conjunction with J&J Rawlin; who will be holding a selling exhibition of William Scott R.A. works on paper, between 17th – 30th May 2021 at Cromwell Place in London, a new Arts hub.

Three White Forms on Orange, 1962 (left) and Black Pan on Grey, 1975 (right) at J&J Rawlin at Cromwell Place

They will be showing works on paper, direct from the Estate. There will be wonderful pieces that have not been exhibited in decades and some never before. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in the oeuvre of William Scott .

Booking a slot at Cromwell Place between 19th – 30th May can be done through this link.

J&J Rawlin @ Cromwell Place

Gallery 5
4 Cromwell Place
London
SW7 2JE

Email: info@jjrawlin.com

www.jjrawlin.com

Sir Alan Bowness

Alan Bowness, William Scott: Paintings, Lund Humphries, London, 1964
Alan Bowness, William Scott: Paintings, Lund Humphries, London, 1964

We are sad to hear the news that Sir Alan Bowness has passed away. Sir Alan Bowness gave enormous support to the William Scott Foundation during the preparation of the Catalogue Raisonné, having an in depth knowledge on William Scott.

He had a close relationship with Scott and in 1972, Bowness in collaboration with the artist, organised the major retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, William Scott, Paintings Drawings and Gouaches 1938–1971. The catalogue was written by Bowness and was his second text to appear on the artist. The first, in 1964, a Monograph on William Scott.

Six of the best catalogues raisonnés

William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings

The William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings is  one of the essential texts on leading artist selected by Anna Brady.

This hefty four-volume catalogue raisonné was published to mark the centenary of the British artist’s birth. Containing more than 1,000 paintings completed by Scott between 1928 and 1986, the catalogue took six years to compile and draws on material from the Scott family archive, including many previously unpublished letters. Continue reading “Six of the best catalogues raisonnés”

Art Crush

Dark Brown, Orange and White, 1963

The designers behind a new app hope their work will give unique and easy access to some of the country’s greatest art treasures.

The free app, Art Crush, has been developed by Newcastle-based digital design agency Bloom as part of Sunderland Culture’s prestigious partnership with Arts Council Collection (ACC), the National Partners Programme. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is one of only three galleries nationwide chosen to host artwork from the Arts Council Collection, an important national loan collection of modern and contemporary British Art.
The app will showcase works from the ACC, which includes art by William Scott. Continue reading “Art Crush”

Ludovic de Walden

Ludovic de Walden

It is with great sadness that the William Scott Foundation has lost Trustee Ludovic de Walden “Ludo” on 2 November 2020 after a short battle with COVID-19.

Ludo gave us enormous support and resolved numerous intellectual property issues, his knowledge, guidance and gregariousness will be hugely missed.

Julian Bream

Julian Bream at Hallatrow, 1958. Photograph © James Scott

The distinguished classical guitarist Julian Bream died on 14 August. He had a wide range of interests outside music and was renowned for his fine collection of 19th and 20th century British art.  He was a friend of William and Mary Scott and is pictured here having tea with the Scotts at Hallatrow in these photos taken by James Scott in 1958.

Mary Scott, Julian Bream and William Scott with a sculpture by Robert Scott in the foreground. Photograph © James Scott

William Scott: abstracting and appreciating the everyday

To some art critics, the twentieth-century British artist William Scott‘s kitchen-table still lifes are too timid – as Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times, they can be seen as ‘abstract paintings for people who don’t like abstraction’. Others, myself included, find them enticingly reduced and for the most part easily readable, which is part of their charm.

Read Chloë Ashby’s article by clicking on the link below

https://artuk.org/discover/stories/william-scott-abstracting-and-appreciating-the-everyday

St Ives: Movements in Art and Life

Sennen, 1950
Sennen, 1950
1 August – 19 September 2020

The Royal West of England Academy are delighted to re-open with three exhibitions exploring the work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and her peers. Visits will need to be pre-booked. They request that all visitors wear a mask in the galleries and preferably in their public spaces. 

Discover how in 1939 St Ives became a temporary home to some of Britain’s most forward-thinking abstract artists fleeing the dangers of the Second World War. Continue reading “St Ives: Movements in Art and Life”