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William Scott, 1913–1989

Poem for a Jug, No. 111980

William Scott’s spare still life compositions, such as ‘Poem for a Jug, No.11’, are among his most powerful works. The focus on a select number of motifs in the still life allowed Scott to develop a carefully structured pictorial language in which abstract qualities compete with the representational subject.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions 31 x 41.4 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.376 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
William Scott, Poem for a Jug, No. 11, 1980, Oil on canvas, 31 x 41.4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

William Scott 1913–1989

Born in Scotland, William Scott spent his youth Northern Ireland. Scott attended the Belfast College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He taught at the Bath Academy of Art between 1941 and 1956. From 1954, Scott exhibited in New York, forging significant links with the American Abstract Expressionists. Scott exhibited widely throughout his career and represented Britain internationally on many occasions. A major exhibition of his work was held at IMMA in 1998.

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