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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

William Scott

Born: 1913, UK, Scotland, Greenock   Died: 1989, Coleford, Bath

Painter and printmaker. Son of a signwriter. Spent his youth in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Studied at Belfast College of Art, 1928-31, and the Royal Academy, 1931-35. He travelled to Italy, 1937, and lived at Pont-Aven and St Tropez, 1937-39, before returning to London and Somerset. He served in the cartography section of the Royal Engineers during the Second World War, 1942-46, but also taught at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, 1941-56. He travelled to America in 1953 - a time when his work was completely abstract - where he met Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. He won the John Moores prize in 1959 and between 1963 and 1965 he undertook a residency at the Ford Foundation in Berlin. He produced paintings and lithographs of monochrome still lifes, often featuring saucepans reduced to abstract shapes

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Barra PR858 Prints