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”

St Ives: Movement in Art and Life video tour

Cornish Harbour, 1951
Cornish Harbour, 1951

The exhibition St Ives: Movement in Art and Life featuring William Scott’s Sennen, 1950 and Cornish Harbour, 1951 would have opened at the Royal West of England Academy in March.  However, due to the coronavirus closures it had to been postponed.

Supported by Arts Council England, the Royal West of England Academy has taken the opportunity to create a video tour of the exhibition, whilst closed to the public, which can be viewed below.

BBC Radio Ulster Radio

To mark William Scott’s birthday, BBC Radio Ulster Radio played an interview from 1979, when Scott was interviewed by Robin Harris.  You can listen to it here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p083g6nz

BBC Radio Ulster Radio also played an interview with Scott’s nephew Cardwell McClure, which can be heard here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p083gjg2

A Portadown man’s connection with the artist William Scott can be listened to here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0836zxt

Photographs on BBC Radio Ulster’s website of Scott can be seen here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p083d0s2/p083d07w

 

Three works by British Modernist Artists Gifted to the Nation

William Scott, Small Cornish Landscape, c.1953
The works, including a William Scott painting, will go on display in February 2020
The donation has been made through the Government’s Cultural Gifts Scheme

A sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), a sculpture by Denis Mitchell (1912-1993) and a painting by William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989) have been acquired for the nation through the Cultural Gifts Scheme, administered by the Arts Council. Continue reading “Three works by British Modernist Artists Gifted to the Nation”

William Scott: Paintings and Drawings; Fifties Through Eighties

Blue East, 1964
16–21 December 2019

Anita Rogers Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of 1950’s – 1980’s paintings and drawings by British artist William Scott. The exhibition will be on view October 16 – December 21 at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York. The gallery will host an opening reception on Wednesday, October 16, 6-8pm. Continue reading “William Scott: Paintings and Drawings; Fifties Through Eighties”

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”

William Scott at Canvas and Paper

Black, Brown and White, 1958
Black, Brown and White, 1958
12 September – 1 December 2019

Located in the Ojai valley 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles in Southern California, canvas and paper is a non-profit exhibition space showing paintings and drawings from the 20th century and earlier in thematic and single artist exhibits.  Their current exhibition features three paintings by the Modern British artist William Scott, renowned for his still lifes.

OPENING TIMES

Thursday — Sunday 12.00 — 5.00pm

canvas and paper

311 N. Montgomery Street
Ojai
California 93023
USA

Tel: +1 805 798 9301

info@canvasandpaper.org

https://www.canvasandpaper.org

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.

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