Archive Blog – January 2019

Sheet of photographs showing three sculptures made by Scott during his years at the Royal Academy Schools, and three paintings, one of which is [Mousehole Harbour], 1935 or 1936. William Scott Archive

William Scott: The Sculptor

In January 1934, William Scott, then a student at the RA Schools in London, decided to switch from studying sculpture to painting. Although at the time this request was made on the grounds that he felt more inclined to be a painter, Scott later explained that it had been for practical reasons: ‘One had to be pretty mobile in the early thirties. Continue reading “Archive Blog – January 2019”

Archive Blog – August 2018

Patrick Heron, William Scott, Peter Lanyon, Jack Smith at the Tinner’s Arms, Zennor, 1958. Photograph © James Scott

St Ives Artists

70 years ago, in August 1948, William Scott met the painter and writer Patrick Heron whilst on holiday in St Ives. A friendship developed that lasted the rest of their lives. 10 years after that first encounter, William’s son James took this fabulous photo of Scott and Heron with Peter Lanyon and Jack Smith outside the Tinners Arms in Zennor, Cornwall.

Archive Blog – May 2015

Ciao Venezia! William Scott at the 1958 Venice Biennale

L-R: Mary Scott, Tim Nicholson, Robert Scott and William Scott, British Pavilion, Venice, 1958. Photograph © James Scott

Dark-haired gondoliers, sunlight glinting on the water, the graceful curved arches of the Doge’s Palace – just some of the memories of Venice captured in a series of black-and-white photographs in the William Scott Archive. Continue reading “Archive Blog – May 2015”