William George Scott(1913-1989), Artist
Sitter in 17 portraits
William George Scott, painter and printmaker, was the son of a house decorator. In 1928 he entered Belfast College of Art with a local scholarship. From 1931 to 1935 Scott studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London, where he won the silver medal for sculpture in 1933, the Landseer scholarship in painting (1934), and a Leverhulme travelling scholarship in 1935. Scott was widely recognised as an artist of international standing. He represented Britain at the twenty-ninth Venice Biennale in 1958, and at the sixth Bienal, São Paulo, in 1961. The Tate mounted a major retrospective in 1972. He was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1977 and as an Academician in 1984.