William Scott b. Greenock, Scotland, 1913 and d.1989, studied at the Belfast School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.
In 1958 he represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale. One of his first solo shows was at the Hanover Gallery in London (1953) and he regularly exhibited there during the 1960s (1956, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969). The Tate Gallery, London, presented a major retrospective of his work in 1972 and a 1986 exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast toured to both Dublin and Edinburgh. More recently Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, held a survey of Scott’s work in 1998, and there were solo shows at Beaux Arts, London (2000) and Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York (2004).
Scott’s work is extensively included in collections throughout Europe including the UK and Ireland and worldwide in USA, Brazil, Canada and Australia. The collections include National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo / MAC-USP, São Paulo; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, Paris; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin; The Arts Council of Ireland; Arts Council of Great Britain; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; British Museum, London; Royal College of Art, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York among many others.