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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.

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William George Scott, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(42)

William George Scott

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 8 April 1962
NPG P797(42)

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x136274

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x136274

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x136670

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x136670

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x126272

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x126272

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x126274

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x126274

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x126271

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956-1957
NPG x126271

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x126273

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956-1957
NPG x126273

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x126275

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956-1957
NPG x126275

William George Scott, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4065

William George Scott

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1957
NPG x4065

William George Scott, by Crispin Eurich - NPG x26703

William George Scott

by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x26703

William George Scott, by Crispin Eurich - NPG x26704

William George Scott

by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x26704

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x31654

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x31654

William George Scott, by Ida Kar - NPG x126270

William George Scott

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x126270

William George Scott, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x13747

William George Scott

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1967-1968
NPG x13747

William George Scott, by Edward Lucie-Smith - NPG x22557

William George Scott

by Edward Lucie-Smith
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x22557

William George Scott, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165762

William George Scott

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 February 1970
NPG x165762

William George Scott, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165763

William George Scott

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 February 1970
NPG x165763

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