News and Events

Abstract Landscape

14 November 2015 - 10 January 2016: You'll be able to see William Scott's textiles Skara Brae and Skaill at the Whitworth's exhibition Abstract Landscape, plus also Gouache: Abstract in the gallery downstairs. Read More

The McDowall Collection of British Neo-Romantic Art

17 October 2015 - 10 January 2016: William Scott's Aeroplane with Shadows, 1944 is one of the works included in the exhibition The McDowall Collection of British Neo-Romantic Art Read More

Adventures from Far and Near: A Decade of Collecting

24 October - 24 December 2015: [Breton Landscape], 1938 or 1939, recently gifted to the McLean Museum by the William Scott Foundation, is on display at their exhibition Adventures from Far and Near: A Decade of Collecting Read More

Secret Treasures: Modern British & Irish Art on the Isle of Man

17 October - 28 November 2015: You can see William Scott's Still Life with Jug, 1978 at the Manx Museum's exhibition Secret Treasures: Modern British & Irish Art on the Isle of Man Read More

Horizons: Kettle's Yard at Jerwood Gallery

12 September 2015 - 3 January 2016: Due to a major capital redevelopment on the property itself, the Kettle’s Yard Collection is available to tour for the first time in its history, and Jerwood Gallery is the second venue to exhibit a selection of works from this impressive collection, which includes some William Scott's works Read More

The Bigger Picture

12 September - 21 November 2015: William Scott's Sennen, 1950 is one of the works displayed at Penlee House Gallery's exhibition The Bigger Picture Read More

Human Presence

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2017: The Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums is currently temporarily closed for refurbishment until 2017. In the meantime their collection is on loan to several venues, including William Scott's [Seated Nude] at Drum Castle, Garden & Estate. Read More

William Scott Foundation's Memory Walk 2015

13 August 2015: William Scott suffered from Alzheimer's in the last years of his life. This September, Lucy Inglis will be representing the WSF in the Surrey Memory Walk to help raise money for a world without dementia. Read More

Archive Blog – July 2015

7 July 2015: Happy Birthday Mary Scott! By Lucy Inglis Read More

The William Scott Foundation at the 2015 CRSA conference, New York

3 July 2015: What is a Catalogue Raisonné? What is involved in compiling one? How might the different tasks – tracing the provenance, preparing the bibliography – be tackled? These were some of the many questions raised at the conference The Catalogue Raisonné and its Construction held at MoMA in New York on 13-14 June 2015. Read More

The Artists of St Ives

3 - 30 July 2015: William Scott's Black, Brown, Grey, 1960 is one of the works displayed at Alan Wheatley Art's exhibition The Artists of St Ives Read More

Archive Blog – June 2015

24 June 2015: Barbara Hepworth – all the rage! By Lucy Inglis Read More

Art at the Merrion, Dublin

17 June 2015: In an article in the Telegraph, Claire Wrathall described the art (including those by William Scott), gracing the walls of the elegant Merrion Hotel in Dublin as, ‘one of the most important privately owned collections of Irish art.’ Read More

Treasures from the Castle: Highlights from Fermanagh County Museum’s collections

12 June - 3 July 2015: Paintings by William Scott are on display in Treasures from the Castle: Highlights from Fermanagh County Museum’s collections Read More

Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

2 May - 4 October 2015: Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol is a major international exhibition offering a fascinating overview of 20th-century textile designs from some of the the world’s most renowned artists, including William Scott. Read More

Archive Blog - May 2015

26 May 2015: Ciao Venezia! William Scott at the 1958 Venice Biennale. By Lucy Inglis Read More

Archive Blog - May 2015

19 May 2015: Happy 78th Wedding Anniversary Mr and Mrs Scott! By Lucy Inglis Read More

The Art of a Nation

13 May - 31 May 2015: The Art of a Nation is the first major exhibition in London for 30 years that celebrates the story of Irish art from 1900 to the present day. William Scott's Blue Still Life with Knife, 1971 is one of the works exhibited. Read More

Archive Blog - May 2015

6 May 2015: Victory in Europe! By Lucy Inglis Read More

Martha Jackson Graphics

2 May - 16 August 2015: The UB Anderson Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition of prints from the University at Buffalo Art Collection. Artists include Karel Appel, Jim Dine, Claire Faulkenstein, Sam Francis, Paul Jenkins, Lester Johnson, Joan Mitchell, William Scott, and Antoni Tàpies. Read More

Abstract Britain: From Hepworth to Hodgkin

25 April - 27 September 2015: Drawn entirely from the Cecil Higgins Collection, Abstract Britain charts Britain’s journey into abstraction and features works of artist such as William Scott. Read More

Trinity's 'College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties

3 April - 7 June 2015: Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to bring to the gallery a special selection of 20th century works from the Trinity College Art Collections. Curated by Richard Wood, the exhibition includes key Irish and international pieces, including William Scott's Pan and Bowl, Blues on Green, 1970 and Cup and Pan, Blues, 1970 Read More

Archive Blog – April 2015

31 March 2015: The Egg-cellent Mr Scott! By Lucy Inglis Read More

Drawing On: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

21 March - 7 June 2015: William Scott's Standing Nude, 1956 will be one of the works on display at Drawing On: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art at the RWA Read More

Archive Blog - March 2015

12 March 2015: William Scott’s drawings of Enniskillen By Lucy Inglis Read More

William Scott paintings at Enniskillen's Townhall

19 February 2015: William Scott paintings are currently on display at Enniskillen's Townhall Read More

Archive Blog – February 2015

16 February: William Scott’s Memories of Greenock By Lucy Inglis Read More

William Scott Painting Donated to the McLean Museum and Art Gallery by the William Scott Foundation

16 February 2015: [Breton Landscape], 1938 or 1939 has been donated to the McLean Museum and Art Gallery by the William Scott Foundation. Read More

A Hard Choice

14 February – 27 September 2015: William Scott's Girl and Blue Table, 1938 is one of the works to feature in the upcoming Portsmouth City Museum's exhibition A Hard Choice Read More

Archive Blog – February 2015

2 February 2015: Introducing the William Scott Archive By Lucy Inglis Read More

15 November 2014 - Irish Times front cover

15 November 2014: William Scott's Blues, 1981 hanging in the Merrion Hotel, Dublin is on the front cover of the Irish Times magazine. Read More

Centenary of the Birth of Dylan Thomas

27 October 2014: In November 1934, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas moved from his home town of Swansea to London, sharing a room with his childhood friend, Alfred Janes. Read More

William Scott's works in top 100 London paintings

14 October 2014: Time Out asked leading artists, gallery owners, curators and critics to pick the best paintings to be seen in the capital with William Scott's works being selected Read More

The Altnagevin mural now on show at the Ulster Museum

10 October 2014 - 28 June 2015: Another rare chance to see William Scott's Altnagelvin Mural, 1959-61 at the Ulster Museum, Belfast Read More

William Scott Foundation on Pinterest

6 October 2014: You can follow the William Scott Foundation on Pinterest Read More

Face to Face: British Portraits from the Clifford Chance Art Collection

10 October 2014 - 24 January 2015: William Scott's lithograph Birdcage, 1947 is one of the works to feature in the upcoming Sir John Soane's Museum's exhibition Face to Face: British Portraits from the Clifford Chance Art Collection Read More

British Invasion at the Bechtler

10 September 2014 – 18 February 2015: William Scott's Composition, 1959 is one of the works being exhibited at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's exhibition British Invasion Read More

Lund Humphries Landmarks – William Scott: Paintings

26 August 2014: Frances Spalding discusses the modern ‘cool’ of Lund Humphries’ 1964 monograph on William Scott and reflects on the cementing of the artist’s style in the preceding decade Read More

Digitizing Peggy Guggenheim’s Scrapbooks

26 August 2014: Members of the Guggenheim Museum’s Library and Archives and Department of Photographic Services worked together to digitize select scrapbooks created by Peggy Guggenheim Read More

Afteryears: Reflections on British Art 1946-52

12 August - 13 September 2014: William Scott's Portrait of a Girl, 1948 selected for Afteryears: Reflections on British Art 1946-52 Read More

Still Life – Three Pears and a Pan, 1955 is Artwork of the Month

August 2014: William Scott's Still Life – Three Pears and a Pan, 1955 is the Pallant House Gallery's Artwork of the month Read More

William Scott Rug Wins Best Licensed Product for the RA

21 March 2014: Royal Academy Enterprise won the Best Licensed Product Award for the William Scott rug at the ACE Conference Read More

Simple Beauty The William Scott Project

27 - 31 March 2014: Inspired by the work of William Scott, this is a unique exhibition of original work created by a group of Action on Hearing Loss artists. Each participated in a ground-breaking project created as part of the Action on Hearing Loss, Educational Day Services Inspirational Programme. Read More

Fermanagh children follow in the artistic footsteps of a Local Great

January 2014: Over 80 local school children visited the William Scott exhibition at the Ulster Museum in December 2013 as part of the artist’s centenary celebrations. Read More

William Scott at the Ulster Museum

December 2013: Take a virtual tour of the Ulster Museum's William Scott exhibition, with exhibition curator Anne Stewart. Read More

Publication paints an unrivalled insight into William Scott life story

14 December 2013: Read The Impartial Reporter's article on how the William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings has been donated to the Fermanagh County Museum by Robert and James Scott Read More

McCaffrey Fine Art: Art Basel Miami Beach

5 - 8 December 2013: McCaffrey Fine Art at Art Basel Miami Beach, Read More

Inspired by William Scott - The Live and Learn project

29 October – 26 November 2013: Over 5 weeks ten residents from Blair House, a Dementia Care facility in Newtownards, successfully took part in a Live and Learn outreach programme inspired by the William Scott exhibition at the Ulster Museum. Read More

William Scott Centenary Exhibition

29 October 2013: Watch a video from the Ulster Museum's major retrospective, which runs until February 2 on website Read More

Altnagelvin Mural at the gordon gallery

1 November 2013 - January 4 2014: First shown at the Tate Gallery, London in November 1961 this will be a last chance to see the Altnagelvin Mural for some years. Read More

William Scott Study Day

25 October 2013: A day in which the unique language of William Scott’s work will be explored through presentations by and discussions Read More

William Scott at the Ulster Museum

25 October 2013 - 2 February 2014: The Ulster Museum marks the centenary of the birth of William Scott (1913-1989) with this major retrospective. Read More

William Scott Exhibition View and Lecture

25 September 2013: William Scott Exhibition View and Lecture at the Victoria Art Gallery Read More

William Scott: Domestic Forms. Late Paintings, 1976–86

10 September – 26 October 2013: McCaffrey Fine Art, New York is proud to present Domestic Forms, an exhibition of late paintings created between 1976 and 1986. Read More

William Scott: Simplicity and Subject

7 September - 17 November 2013: William Scott exhibition returns to Bath Read More

William Scott at The Hepworth

June 2013: Listen to interviews with Robert Scott and Francis Guy about the William Scott centenary exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield. Read More

A Portrait of William Scott

14 June 2013: Join William Scott's son Robert Scott and James Rawlin, senior specialist in 20th century British art at Sotheby's, for a very special in conversation event Read More

Exhibitions review: William Scott

1 June 2013 : Read Andrew Lambirth's review of the William Scott exhibitions in The Spectator Read More

Every Picture Tells a Story

23 May 2013: Art Wednesday reviews Every Picture Tells a Story. James Scott's portrait of his father William Scott's early years Read More

The Last Painting at Denenberg Fine Arts

19 May - 27 July 2013: To mark the centenary of William Scott's birth, Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles is hosting a major exhibition in his honour, Works on Paper, 1953-1986, developed with the support of the William Scott Foundation Read More

William Scott 1950's Nude Drawings

17 May - 12 July 2013: An exhibition of Scott’s nude drawings at Karsten Schubert Read More

William Scott and Friends

11 June - 13 July 2013: To mark the centenary of William Scott's birth Osborne Samuel will present works from Scott’s private collection, including paintings traded between the artist and his contemporaries (such as Antoni Tapies, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Terry Frost). Read More

William Scott: Life and Work Talk

11 May 2013: To coincide with the Jerwood Gallery's exhibition William Scott: Divided Figure, Professor David Rayson, Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art, will giving an exclusive talk on William Scott Read More

William Scott Drawing Workshops

2 May 2013: Using the figure as a reference, both directly and indirectly, a new series of practical drawing workshops will take place at the Jerwood Gallery. Read More

William Scott, the painter who made the everyday into a masterpiece

2 March 2013: Read Paul Laity's article in The Guardian Read More

TateShots: William Scott

21 February 2013 : Tate St Ives marks the centenary of William Scott (1913-89), one of the leading British painters of his generation, with the first major show in the UK for over 20 years. Curator Chris Stephens presents the exhibition highlights. Read More

Centenary birthday of William Scott

15th February 2013 would have been William Scott's centenary birthday. Read More

William Scott: Divided Figure at Jerwood Gallery

27 April - 10 July 2013: Jerwood Gallery's exhibition investigates Scott’s works over two decades, from 1954 – 1973 Read More

William Scott Merchandise

26 January 2013: Merchandise are now on sale to coincide with the Tate exhibition. Read More

William Scott Exhibition Opens at Tate St Ives

26 January – 6 May 2013: William Scott Centenary year begins with a major exhibition at Tate St Ives Read More

Events in 2013

Tate, St. Ives, 26th January - 6th May 2013
Enniskillen Castle Museum, 15th February - 31st August 2013
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 27th April - 10th July 2013
The Hepworth Wakefield, 25th May - 29th September 2013
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 7th September - 17th November 2013
Ulster Museum, Belfast, 25th October - 2nd February 2014 Read More

Major Gift to Tate marks William Scott Centenary

26 October 2012: Robert and James Scott present The Harbour, 1952 to the Tate Read More

Prints of William Scott Works at Habitat

September 2012: Habitat launches new Art Portfolio curated by Jenny Blyth Read More

Pupils interpret William Scott paintings for innovative project

18 Oct 2012: The Impartial Reporter reports on Fermanagh County Museum's exciting and innovative schools project culminating in an exhibition of the Museum's collection of paintings by William Scott. Read More

Fermanagh County Museum’s Full-Circle: William Scott Centenary Exhibition

15 February 2013: This exhibition celebrates 100 years since the birth of Fermanagh’s most famous artist, William Scott, on 15 February 1913. Read More

McCaffrey Fine Art's William Scott solo exhibition at Frieze Masters

11 - 14 October 2012: McCaffrey Fine Art's William Scott solo exhibition at Frieze Masters to begin a centennial celebration of the artist's birth Read More

William Scott Exhibition at Tate St. Ives

October 2012: February 2013 marks the centenary of the birth of William Scott (1913 – 1989). An exhibition at Tate St. Ives will be the first major showing of the artist in the UK for over 20 years. Read More

Queen's Historic Visit to William Scott's Home Town

26 June 2012: The Queen paid a historic visit to William Scott's home town of Enniskillen Read More

Vanessa Allen's Walk for the Alzheimer's Society

12 May 2012: Congratulations to Vanessa Allen Read More


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October 2011: The software company Filemaker have this month published a story about how the William Scott Foundation have set up databases Read More

BBC Radio 4 - The World This Weekend

19 December 2011: Robert Scott was interviewed by Shaun Ley from the BBC on the subject of the implementation the Artists Resale Rights Regulations. Read More

The Planet on the Table

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Plates, Blocks & Stones: Five Centuries of International Prints

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30 July – 28 November 2011: Art Gallery of Western Australia exhibition celebrates the art and craft of printmaking Read More

The World We Live In

10 September - 5 November 2011: William Scott's Slagheap Landscape, 1952 amongst one of the works specially selected from the Arts Council Collection. Read More

Your Paintings

August 2011: Find out where you can view William Scott's paintings with the BBC's and PCF's project Your Paintings Read More

Rothko in Britain

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9 September 2011 - 26 February 2012: The William Scott Foundation is pleased to have assisted by loaning important and interesting materials for this exhibition Read More

New Images, New Techniques Abstraction in British Screenprints circa 1970

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17 June - 14 August 2011: University of Virginia Art Museum exhibit features Scott's screenprints Read More

William Scott Foundation on Facebook

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1 February 2011: William Scott Foundation is now on Facebook Read More

The Moderns

20 October 2010 - 13 February 2011: Featuring four works by William Scott, The Moderns is the most extensive exhibition to date from the Irish Museum of Modern Art's own collection. Read More

The £40 Art Collection

23 October - 11 December 2010: See Tom Alexander's collection of artworks by notable artists including William Scott, acquired on a budget of £40. Read More

William Scott Tapestries at Dovecot Studios

October 2010: Three tapestries based on paintings by William Scott are on show at one of the Dovecot Galleries in Edinburgh. Read More

William Scott in Gods and Monsters: John Deakin’s Portraits of British Artists

2 October 2010 – 10 January 2011: Iconic portrait of William Scott included in an exhibition on John Deakin at Pallant House Gallery. Read More

William Scott at McCaffrey Fine Art, New York

27 February - 17 April 2010: An exhibition of selected paintings and drawings by William Scott was held recently, at McCaffrey Fine Art, New York. Read More

William Scott commemorated with a blue plaque

15 February 2010: An Ulster History Circle plaque, in memory of William Scott was placed at his former home in Enniskillen. Read More

William Scott painting on loan to 10 Downing Street

5 January 2010: Nine paintings from the Ulster Museum are on loan to the Government Art Collection at 10 Downing Street until September 2010, including the illustrated William Scott painting Still Life Plums, Knife and Window, 1950 Read More

Altnagelvin Mural unveiled at F. E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio

6 March - 20 September 2009: The newly Restored William Scott Mural, originally painted for Altnagelvin Hospital, was unveiled at the F. E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio where it remained on display until September 2009, before travelling to the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Ulster. Read More

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

21 February - 24 May 2009: To coincide with the exhibition Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. a room has been dedicated to showing five major still life paintings by William Scott, arranged through the William Scott Foundation. Read More

William Scott in Ireland 2009

7 March - 20 September 2009: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by William Scott in the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. Read More

In Colour: John Eaves Retrospective, featuring paintings by William Scott

10 January - 29 March 2009: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath presents a retrospective of John Eaves' paintings, including three works by his Corsham art teacher William Scott Read More

New Website Launch

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July 2008: Official launch July 2008. The Foundation welcomes you to its new and improved website. We hope that you will enjoy exploring the site and learning about the life and career of William Scott. Read More

William Scott painting unveiled

2 May 2008: Royalty, celebrities and people with dementia celebrate Alzheimer's Society official office opening Read More

Robert Scott - The Times Interview, June 2008

4 June 2008: 'Without artists, auction houses would be out of work' For the family of the British abstract artist William Scott, the right to royalties could raise as much as £50,000 a year Read More

William Scott T-shirts

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7 May 2008: The William Scott Foundation is delighted to be working with LK Bennett to release an exclusive range of charity T-shirts. Read More

William Scott Book

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William Scott by Norbert Lynton Read More

The Queen visits William Scott in Ireland Exhibition

8 May 2009: The Queen and Prince Phillip visited the William Scott in Ireland Exhibition at the F. E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio as the last engagement of their three day visit to Northern Ireland. Read More