Permutation Brown

William Scott,  RA (1913 - 1989)

Edition of 150
Hand tufted wool rug
1.40m x 2.30m (4'7" x 7'7") 

Adapted from the 1977 William Scott painting.

Produced in association with the Royal Academy of Arts and the William Scott Foundation

© Estate of William Scott 2013 supporting Alzheimers


From 1939, William Scott's paintings and prints were largely based on the still life tradition of Braque and Chardin - pots and saucepans, eggs, fishes and bottles on a bare kitchen table. By 1951 these contrasting shapes arranged against simple backgrounds, had  begun to take on a life of their own, sometimes as metaphors for erotic encounters.

Born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Northern Ireland, and studied at Belfast College of Art, and the Royal Academy Schools in London. He spent many summers in St Ives and was part of the circle of Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and Ben Nicholson. His works are in museum collections worldwide.

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