Opening on 6 March, Charleston’s second exhibition in the new Wolfson Gallery positions the work of former Charleston residents – Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) and Duncan Grant (1885-1978) – within a century of great British colourists, including William Scott.
In January 1934, William Scott, then a student at the RA Schools in London, decided to switch from studying sculpture to painting. Although at the time this request was made on the grounds that he felt more inclined to be a painter, Scott later explained that it had been for practical reasons: ‘One had to be pretty mobile in the early thirties. Continue reading “Archive Blog – January 2019”
In 1963, the Ford Foundation invited William Scott to spend a year as an artist in residence in Berlin. There were no specific obligations attached: ‘We want you to continue your work as you see fit, at the same time we hope you would like to become part of Berlin’s cultural and intellectual life.’ Continue reading “Archive Blog – November 2018”
In 1959, William Scott was awarded first prize in the British Painters section of the John Moores’ exhibition, held at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, for his large painting Blue Abstract. A critic writing in The Guardian told his readers that the painting, ‘burns under a ceramic-like surface like a window into a Continue reading “Archive Blog – November 2018”
In 1958, William Scott was one of the painters chosen to represent Great Britain at the Carnegie Institute’s Pittsburg International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. The jury of award that year included Marcel Duchamp, Vincent Price and James Johnson Sweeney. Continue reading “Archive Blog – October 2018”
70 years ago, in August 1948, William Scott met the painter and writer Patrick Heron whilst on holiday in St Ives. A friendship developed that lasted the rest of their lives. 10 years after that first encounter, William’s son James took this fabulous photo of Scott and Heron with Peter Lanyon and Jack Smith outside the Tinners Arms in Zennor, Cornwall.
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The UB Art Galleries is pleased to present Light, Line, Color, and Space, an exhibition celebrating the past five years of new acquisitions from among hundreds of recent gifts to the permanent collection. Strengthening key areas in the UB Art Galleries collection and offering fresh opportunities for learning, this selection includes an exciting range of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Continue reading “Light, Line, Color, and Space”