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 Event at the Anita Rogers Gallery

Black, Yellow and White Composition, 1953

Black, Yellow and White Composition
1953
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”

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”

Collectibles

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug), 1975
6 – 28 September 2019

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to once again host its Collectibles exhibition of important 20th century Irish and British painting, print & sculpture.

Featuring a superb range of modern and contemporary works for the Irish art connoisseur and collector, the exhibition brings together such internationally renowned artists as Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, Greyson Perry, Elisabeth Frink, William Scott , Patrick Heron, Lynn Chadwick, Tony Cragg, Marc Quinn, Terry Frost, Louis le Brocquy, Basil Blackshaw, Roger Hilton, Elizabeth Magill, Christopher Nevinson, Ben Nicholson and Rowan Gillespie. Continue reading “Collectibles”

Modern Mavericks

Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme XLIV/L, 1974
Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme XLIV/L, 1974
5 – 21 September 2019

Dellasposa is pleased to present Modern Mavericks, an exhibition that explores the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and the indelible mark they left upon British modernism through the artists Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott.

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stood at the heart of modernism as they crossed the frontier between figurative art and abstraction in their unique quests for new aesthetic expression. The exhibition traces the ways British artists engaged with a much deeper and more varied appreciation of the modern masters than is widely understood, by drawing a comparison with Picasso’s metamorphosis of style and Matisse’s use of colour and pure line. Continue reading “Modern Mavericks”

Article: Art in Focus: Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug)

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug), 1975

Read Aidan Dunne’s article in The Irish Times

The elegant simplicity of Scott’s celebrated work emerged from a long apprenticeship

What is it?

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug) is a 1975 charcoal drawing by William Scott (1913-1989).

How was it done?

Scott is probably best known as a painter, but there is a strongly graphic character to much of his painting, and drawing was always important to him even though, until the early 1970s, he chose not to exhibit his drawings. It is as though, prior to this time, he regarded drawing as a mode of personal research and experimentation. The inclusion of drawings in two major shows of his work in 1971 and 1972 – to great acclaim – changed his mind, and from then on drawing was a significant, primary pursuit.   Continue reading “Article: Art in Focus: Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug)”