William Scott

William Scott CBE RA 
(1913 – 1989)

Was a British artist born in Greenock Scotland, known for still-life and abstract painting. He is the most internationally celebrated of 20th-century Ulster painters. From 1946 until 1956 Scott was senior lecturer in painting at the Bath Academy of Art. In the summer of 1953 he visited the USA where he met Jackson Pollock, Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline and Mark Rothko. Although his work had become predominantly abstract in 1952, after his meeting with the American Abstract Expressionists. He reverted to his roots in still life and European painting. In 1959-1961 he executed a mural for the Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry. He died at his home near Bath, Somerset in 1989

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