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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black, Yellow and White Composition
Oil on canvas
101.8 × 127.3 cm / 40 × 50 in
Undated, it was one of the paintings Scott showed at the São Paulo Bienal that opened in September 1953. Although there is always the possibility that it was painted in the winter of 1952, it seems more likely to date from the first half of 1953, a period when Scott was increasingly preoccupied with what he called ‘more linear forms of structure’ with ‘square forms that could be descendants of earlier pictures’. Here, the black rectangular form with a thin white vertical strip is a straight descendant of the earlier tabletops with a coffee pot. Continue reading “William Scott Event at the Anita Rogers Gallery”
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.
Thursday — Sunday 12.00 — 5.00pm
canvas and paper
311 N. Montgomery Street
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.