Alley, Ronald, William Scott (London: Methuen, 1963)

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

Lynton, Norbert, William Scott (London: Thames & Hudson, 2004)

Whitfield, Sarah (ed.), William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings (London: Thames & Hudson, 2013)

Statements by the Artist

Alloway, Lawrence, Nine Abstract Artists: Their Work and Theory (London: Tiranti, 1954)

Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff (ed.), The New Decade – 22 European Painters and Sculptors, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955)

Scott, William, Script of British Council Lecture (unpublished typescript, 1959, William Scott Archive)

‘Peter Lanyon, Alan Davie and William Scott Talking to David Sylvester about Their Work’ (BBC recording, 19 June 1959, Tate Archive TAV 214AB)

‘Mr William Scott Talks of Development in Abstract Art’, The Times, London, 6 January 1960

Levy, Mervyn, ‘William Scott’s Circle and Square: The Perennial Theme’, Studio, vol. 164, no. 832, August 1962

‘Biographical Notes’, Bowness, Alan (ed.), William Scott: Paintings Drawings and Gouaches 1938–1971, exh. cat. (London: Tate Gallery, 1972)

Scott, William, Script of British Council Lecture (unpublished typescript, 1972, William Scott Archive) (re-printed in David Anfam, William Scott, McCaffrey Fine Art, New York, 2010)

Scott, William, ‘Introduction for lecture to be read at Sydney’ (unpublished manuscript, 1973, William Scott Archive)

William Scott, ‘Script of talk on drawing given on the occasion of the Perth Prize for Drawing International, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth’ (unpublished manuscript, 1973, William Scott Archive)

Rothon, Tony, ‘William Scott in conversation with Tony Rothon’, Studio International Journal of Modern Art, vol. 188, no. 972, December 1974

Scott, William, ‘Introduction by William Scott’, in Lou Klepac [ed.], William Scott: Drawings (New York: David Anderson, 1975)

‘Interview with William Scott’ (Audio recording, 1981, Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, accession no. 4831)

Ciarty, Ciaran, ‘William Scott in Conversation with Ciaran Ciarty’, Sunday Tribune, 24 August 1986

Selected Articles

Piper, John, ‘Art’, The Spectator, 18 September 1942

Anon., ‘Mr William Scott’, The Times, 26 October 1948

Newton, Eric, ‘Round the London Art Galleries’, The Listener, 15 February 1951

Russell, John, ‘Mr Scott & the Mackerel’, Sunday Times, 18 February 1951

Anon., ‘Mr Scott’s Abstract Paintings’, The Times, 18 June 1953

Heron, Patrick, ‘William Scott’, New Statesman and Nation, vol. XLV, no. 1163, 20 June 1953

[D.A.], ‘Still-Lifes and Nudes of William Scott on Display at Martha Jackson Gallery’, The New York Times, 31 October 1956

Anon., ‘Paintings and Sculpture by Mr William Scott’, The Times, 25 September 1956

Piper, Myfanwy, ‘Object Lessons’, Sunday Times, 30 September 1956

Forge, Andrew, ‘Round the London Galleries’, The Listener, 18 October 1956

Taylor, Basil, ‘The Paintings of William Scott’, ARTS, vol. 31, no. 2, November 1956

Crosby, Theo, ‘William Scott’, Architectural Design, vol. XXVII, no. 6, June 1957

Bowness, Alan, ‘Winners at Liverpool’, The Observer, 10 November 1957

Steen, Sheila, ‘William Scott – His Art Belongs to an Older World’, Belfast Telegraph, 14 January 1958

Sprigge, Sylvia, ‘Sculptors Prominent at Venice Biennale: Britain’s Three-man Show’, Manchester Guardian, 16 June 1958

Sutton, Denys, ‘The Biennale’, Financial Times, 17 June 1958

Hodin, J.P., ‘A Biennale of Surprises’, Art News and Review, 2 August 1958

Berger, John, ‘Tooths and Bones’, New Statesman, 22 September 1958

Laws, Frederick, ‘Showing off British Art Abroad’, Manchester Guardian, 26 March 1959

Anon., ‘Two Views of British Art: I – Travelling Images – Orientations Towards New York’, Times Literary Supplement, 9 September 1960

Russell, John, ‘Art Galleries’, Sunday Times, 21 May 1961

Wallis, Nevile, ‘Scott the Explorer’, The Observer, 21 May 1961

Anon.,‘The Essential Art of Mr William Scott’, The Times, 25 May 1961

Sutton, Keith, ‘Round the London Art Galleries’, The Listener, 1 June 1961

Sylvester, David, [review of Hanover 1961], New Statesman, 2 June 1961

Russell, John, ‘William Scott’, London Magazine, vol. I, no. 3, June 1961

Rouve, Pierre, ‘William Scott’, Arts Review, June 1961

Melville, Robert, ‘William Scott’, Motif 8, Winter 1961

Levy, Mervyn, ‘William Scott’s Circle and Square: A Perennial Theme’, Studio, vol. 164, no. 832, August 1962

Sutton, Keith, ‘William Scott’, Cimaise. Art et Architecture Actuels, January–February 1963

Fried, Michael, ‘New York Letter’, Art International, vol. VII, no. 4, April 1963

Sylvester, David, ‘British Painting Now’, Sunday Times Colour Magazine, 2 June 1963

Coutts-Smith, Kenneth, ‘William Scott’, Arts Review, 15 June 1963

Gosling, Nigel, ‘Un-English Merit’, The Observer, 16 June 1963

[H.P.], ‘William Scott’, Irish Times, 25 September 1963

Kozloff, Max, ‘British Painting Today’, Encounter, January 1964

Wolfram, Eddie, ‘William Scott’, Arts News and Review, 2 October 1965

Stockwood, Jane, ‘William Scott at Work in Somerset and London’, Harpers & Queen, March 1972

Tisdall, Caroline, ‘William Scott’, The Guardian, 19 April 1972

Gosling, Nigel, ‘Domestic Exposure’, The Observer, 23 April 1972

Russell, John, ‘Objects of Magic’, Sunday Times, 23 April 1972

Cork, Richard, ‘The Sole Fascination of William Scott’s Tate Exhibition’, Art News, 27 April 1972

Burr, James, ‘Purely for Pleasure’, Apollo, April 1972

Sutton, Denys, ‘The Nineties and After’, Financial Times, 2 May 1972

Ferran, Brian, ‘Man from the North’, Irish Times, 3 May 1972

Campbell, Peter, ‘Still-Lifes and Real-Lifes’, The Listener, 4 May 1972

Melville, Robert, ‘Pots and Pans’, New Statesman, 5 May 1972

Burn, Guy, ‘William Scott’, Arts Review, 6 May 1972

Bruce-Milne, Marjorie, ‘Scott and His Pots and Pans’, Christian Science Monitor, 13 May 1972

Wolfram, Eddie, [review of Tate 1972], Art & Artists, May 1972

Kramer, Hilton, ‘Painterly Subtleties Fill Work of Scott’, The New York Times, 6 January 1973

Mellow, James R., ‘Pots and Pans and Eggs’, The New York Times, 14 January 1973

Flanagan, Terence, ‘The Drawings of William Scott’, Arts in Ireland, vol. I, no. 3, 1973

Feaver, William, ‘William Scott’, Financial Times, 11 September 1974

Heron, Patrick, ‘Patrick Heron Discloses the American Cultural and Commercial Pressures that Have Brought about the Most Extraordinary Myth in Modern Art’, The Guardian, 10 October 1974

Heron, Patrick, ‘Part Two of the Report by the British Painter Patrick Heron on How American Cultural Imperialism Took Over Britain and the History Book Accounts’, The Guardian, 11 October 1974

Heron, Patrick, ‘Patrick Heron Concludes His Attack on US Cultural Colonialism’, The Guardian, 12 October 1974

Kramer, Hilton, ‘Art: Seeing an Emotion’s Shape’, The New York Times, 11 January 1975

Januszczak, Waldemar, ‘Life Worth Living’, Liverpool Daily Post, 2 June 1977

Howarth, Roland, ‘William Scott “Painting”: Archaeology and Vandalism 1959’, Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts Diary, July–August 1983

Beaumont, Mary Rose, ‘William Scott’, Arts Review, 15 March 1985

Symington, David, ‘West Artist Wins Major Prize’, Bath & West Evening Chronicle, 22 May 1985

Norrie, Jane, ‘William Scott, Gimpel Fils’, Arts Review, vol. XXXIX, no. 11, 5 June 1987

Marlow, Tim, ‘Still Depths’, The Guardian, 13 October 1988

Hilton, Tim, ‘The Life of Bath’, The Guardian, 21 December 1988

Anon., Obituary of William Scott, Daily Telegraph, 30 December 1989

Anon., Obituary of William Scott, The Times, 30 December 1989

Fallon, Brian, Obituary of William Scott, Irish Times, 30 December 1989

Feaver, William, Obituary of William Scott, The Observer, 31 December 1989

Lynton, Norbert, Obituary of William Scott, The Independent, 2 January 1990

Bowness, Alan (with Adrian Heath), Obituary of William Scott, The Guardian, 5 January 1990

Heron, Patrick, Obituary of William Scott, Art Monthly, February 1990

Devereux, Bob, Obituary of William Scott, Modern Painters, vol. 2, no. 2, Spring 1990

Spurling, John, ‘William Scott CBE, RA’, Royal Academy Magazine, Spring 1990

Heron, Patrick, ‘William Scott’, Modern Painters, vol. 2, no. 4, Winter 1990–91

Ingleby, Richard, ‘Great Scott’, Art Review, vol. XLIX, April 1997

Janes, Alfred, ‘William Scott: A Life Study’, The Independent, 12 April 1997

Dunne, Aidan, ‘Simply Scott’, Irish Times, 22 July 1998

Geadell, Colin, ‘Market News’, Daily Telegraph, 26 March 2001 (history of two important sketch-books containing 34 drawings allegedly stolen from the artist’s family in the 1970s and recently sold at auction in London)

Whitfield, Sarah and Lucy Inglis, ‘William Scott’s War’, Burlington Magazine, vol. CL, no. 1261, April 2008

Whitfield, Sarah, ‘An unpublished letter from William Scott’, Burlington Magazine, vol. CLI, no. 1273, April 2009

Laity, Paul, ‘Into the frying pan’The Guardian, 2 March 2013

Dunne, Aidan, ‘Why it might finally be time to shout Great Scott’Irish Times, 9 March 2013

Texts in Exhibition Catalogues

Read, Herbert, ‘Introduction’, Kenneth Armitage, S.W. Hayter, William Scott, British Pavilion, XXIX Biennale Venice, London 1958

Bowness, Alan, ‘William Scott’, William Scott, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, November–December 1959

Thwaites, John Anthony, ‘Introduction’, William Scott Paintings and Gouaches, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, January 1961

Russell, John, [Untitled essay], William Scott, Hanover Gallery, London, May–June 1961

Bowness, Alan, ‘William Scott’, William Scott Paintings 1952–1962, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, September–October 1962

Sylvester, David, ‘Drawing Towards Painting’, Drawing Towards Painting, Arts Council of Great Britain (touring exhibition), October 1961–October 1962

Thompson, David, ‘Paintings by William Scott’, William Scott, Lynn Chadwick, Merlyn Evans, Museo de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janiero, January–February 1962

Bowness, Alan, William Scott, Paintings Drawings and Gouaches 1938–1971, Tate Gallery, London, April–May 1972

Crookshank, Anne, ‘Foreword’, William Scott, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, January–February 1973

Bowness, Alan, ‘Foreword’, in Lou Klepac (ed.), William Scott Drawings, David Anderson, New York, 1975

Ikegami, Chuji, ‘Between Realism and Abstraction’, William Scott, Gallery Kasahara, Tokyo, May 1976

Weight, Angela, William Scott War Paintings 1942–46 (double-sided sheet to accompany exhibition of same title), Imperial War Museum, London, February–March 1981

Alley, Ronald, [Untitled essay], William Scott, Ulster Museum, Belfast (touring exhibition), June–November 1986

Flanagan, T.P., ‘The Drawings of William Scott: An Appreciation’, William Scott, Ulster Museum, Belfast (touring exhibition), June–November 1986

Lynton, Norbert, William Scott, Beaux-Arts Gallery, London, 1990

Tooby, Michael, ‘“The Same Subject?” Sources and Origins’, William Scott Paintings and Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, July–November 1998

Morley, Simon, ‘Scott after Modernism’, William Scott Paintings and Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, July–November 1998

Lambertini, Luigi, ‘La voce dei colori’, William Scott, Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, March-April 2005

Anfam, David, ‘The Planet on the Table’William Scott, McCaffrey Fine Art, New York, February–April 2010

General Books and Exhibition Catalogues

Fry, Roger, Vision and Design, Chatto & Windus, London, 1920

Fry, Roger, The Arts of Painting and Sculpture, Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1932

Read, Herbert, Contemporary British Art, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1951

Alloway, Lawrence, Nine Abstract Artists: Their Work and Theory, Tiranti, London, 1954

Heron, Patrick, The Changing Forms of Art, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1955

Ragon, Michel, Naissance d’un art nouveau, Albin Michel, Paris, 1963

Robertson, Bryan, John Russell and Tony Snowdon, Private View, Nelson, London, 1965

Spalding, Frances, British Art since 1900, Thames & Hudson, London, 1986

Gooding, Mel, Patrick Heron, Phaidon, London, 1994

Pope, Derek (ed.), A Celebration of Bath Academy of Art at Corsham, Derek Pope, Corsham, 1997

Garlake, Margaret, New Art, New World: British Art in Postwar Society, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1998

Woollcombe, Tamsyn (ed.), The Fifties. Art from the British Council Collection, British Council, London, 1998

Froude-Durix, Carole, The Life and Art of Kathleen Bridle, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1998

Hall, James, The Battle for Realism – Figurative Art in Britain during the Cold War 1945–1960, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2001

Kennedy, Rósín, ‘Art for the Public: William Scott and F.E. McWilliam at Altnagelvin’Irish Arts Review Yearbook, vol. 18, 2002

Garlake, Margaret (ed.), Artists and Patrons in Post-War Britain, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2001

Blast to Frieze: British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, September 2002–January 2003

Lewis, Adrian, Roger Hilton, Lund Humphries, Aldershot, 2003

Burstow, Robert, The ‘Sculpture in the Home’ Exhibitions: Reconstructing the Home and Family in Post-War Britain, Henry Moore Institute Essays on Sculpture, no. 60, Henry Moore Institute, Perry Green, published to accompany Sculpture in the Home: Re-staging a Post-War Initiative, Leeds Art Gallery, October 2008–January 2009

Rye, Jane, Adrian Heath, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2012

Ferran, Denise and Holman, Valerie, The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam, Lund Humphries, Farnham, in association with the Henry Moore Institute, 2012