8 March 2016
Artist, sculptor, muse, mother, wife. Mary Scott (nee Lucas) trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools, where she met her future husband the painter William Scott. She is best known for her sculptures, executed in a variety of materials – wax, clay, plaster, wood and stone. In the 1950s, her work was exhibited at both the Hanover Gallery in London and the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York. Despite positive reviews, Mary increasingly gave up on her own work in order to support her husband’s career. It was a time when, as Norbert Lynton has pointed out, ‘professional women artists were still rare.’ (Lynton, William Scott, London, 2004, p. 65) Hopefully it will now be possible to reappraise Mary Scott’s work and give it the attention it deserves.
To find out more about her and her work, please visit her Facebook page.