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William SCOTT 


William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989) was one of the leading British artists of his generation. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited widely, both at home and abroad, and continues to be to this day. His paintings can be found in public collections around the world, including the Tate, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.


Scott represented Britain in 1958 at the Venice Biennale. He exhibited at the Hanover Gallery in London, at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York, ItalySwitzerland, West Germany, France, the Kasahara Gallery in Japan, Canada and Australia, at the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, as well as Belfast.


 Retrospectives of his work were held at the Tate Gallery, London in 1972, in EdinburghDublin and Belfast in 1986, by the Irish Museum of Modern ArtDublin in 1998[1] and the Jerwood Gallery in 2013.

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William Scott

Further Reading 

  • Norbert Lynton 'William Scott' , Thames & Hudson (2003)

  • Sarah Whitfield, William Scott: Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings,  Thames & Hudson 2013, 978-0500970416

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