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Girl at a Blue Table
© estate of William Scott 2021. Photo credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Girl at a Blue Table 1938

William Scott (1913–1989)

Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

British painter. He was born at Greenock, Scotland, of Irish and Scottish parents and was brought up in Ulster. He studied at Belfast College of Art, 1928–31, and the *Royal Academy, 1931–5. In 1937–9 he lived in France (mainly Pont-Aven and St-Tropez) and he found a sense of kinship with a tradition of French still-life painting which linked Chardin in the 18th century with *Braque. His work continued to be based on still-life, but even when, for a time in the 1950s, he painted pure abstracts, he continued to relate what he did as a painter to that tradition.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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