News and Events

15 November 2015 - Irish Times front cover

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

27 October 2014: Centenary of the Birth of Dylan Thomas

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

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

Another rare chance to see William Scott's Altnagelvin Mural, 1959-61 at the Ulster Museum, Belfast Read More

William Scott Foundation on Pinterest

You can follow the William Scott Foundation on Pinterest Read More

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

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

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, edited and introduced by Alan Bowness, with contributions from Michel Ragon and Werner Schmalenbach (1964)

Frances Spalding discusses the modern ‘cool’ of Lund Humphries’ 1960s 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

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

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

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

William Scott Rug Wins Best Licensed Product for the RA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inspired by William Scott - The Live and Learn project

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

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

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

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

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

On 25th September there will be a William Scott Exhibition View and Lecture at the Victoria Art Gallery Read More

William Scott: Domestic Forms

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

William Scott exhibition returns to Bath Read More

William Scott at The Hepworth

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

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 on Friday 14 June. Read More

Exhibitions review: William Scott

Read Andrew Lambirth's review of the William Scott exhibitions in The Spectator Read More

Every Picture Tells a Story

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

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

An exhibition of Scott’s nude drawings at Karsten Schubert Read More

William Scott and Friends

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

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

TateShots: William Scott

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

Opening on the 27th April, Jerwood Gallery's exhibition investigates Scott’s works over two decades, from 1954 – 1973 Read More

William Scott Merchandise

Merchandise are now on sale to coincide with the Tate exhibition. Read More

William Scott Exhibition Opens at Tate St Ives

William Scott Centenary year begins with a major exhibition at Tate St Ives Read More

Events in 2013

Tate, St. Ives, January 26th - May 6th, 2013
Enniskillen Castle Museum, February 15th - August 31st, 2013
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 27th April - 10th July, 2013
The Hepworth Wakefield, May 25th - 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

Robert and James Scott present The Harbour, 1952 to the Tate Read More

Prints of William Scott Works at Habitat

Habitat launches new Art Portfolio curated by Jenny Blyth Read More

Pupils interpret William Scott paintings for innovative project

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

The Planet on the Table

The Planet on the Table David Anfam © Art Ex Ltd 2010 Read More

Plates, Blocks & Stones: Five Centuries of International Prints

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Art Gallery of Western Australia exhibition celebrates the art and craft of printmaking Read More

The World We Live In

William Scott's Slagheap Landscape, 1952 amongst one of the works specially selected from the Arts Council Collection. Read More

Your Paintings

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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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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University of Virginia Art Museum exhibit features Scott's screenprints Read More

William Scott Foundation on Facebook

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William Scott Foundation is now on Facebook Read More

The Moderns

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Scott commemorated with a blue plaque

An Ulster History Circle plaque, in memory of William Scott was placed at his former home in Enniskillen. The ceremony was held on Monday 15 February 2010 at 11.30am, 2 Queen Street, Enniskillen. William’s sons, James and Robert Scott, unveiled the plaque. Read More

William Scott painting on loan to 10 Downing Street

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

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.

To coincide with the exhibition Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. (February 21 - May 24 2009) 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

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

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

New Website Launch

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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

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

Robert Scott - Times Interview, 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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NEWS: 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

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