Bill Scott  (American, 1956) 

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Bill Scott, Early May

 

Bill Scott
Early May
2012

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, Dream Flowers

 

Bill Scott
Dream Flowers
2013

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, Predilection for Spring

 

Bill Scott
Predilection for Spring
2012

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, Larry's Garden, Winter

 

Bill Scott
Larry's Garden, Winter
2007

Dolan/Maxwell Gallery
Bill Scott, Low Tide

 

Bill Scott
Low Tide
2009

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, Azalea

 

Bill Scott
Azalea
2009

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, Woodside

 

Bill Scott
Woodside
2007

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, From My Window: Spring

 

Bill Scott
From My Window: Spring
2007

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Bill Scott, Fitler Square

 

Bill Scott
Fitler Square
2007-2008

Hollis Taggart Galleries
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Bill Scott, Untitled

 

Bill Scott
Untitled, 1988
oil pastel on paper

 

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Bill Scott, Moonlit water smooth as glass

 

Bill Scott
Moonlit water smooth as glass
oil on canvas

 

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Bill Scott, Abstract composition in greys, reds and purples

 

Bill Scott
Abstract composition in greys, reds and purples, 1992
oil on paper

 

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  The underlying geometry of brilliantly colored patchworks in Scott's paintings evokes the sensations and textures of collage. Complementing these blocks of color are often overlying, dark lines that serve to weave the pictorial arrangements together. Of this new compositional element Scott has stated, the authority of the printed etched line, more than anything else, has impacted on my recent paintings. In Scott's work, the harmony created by calligraphic lines and a vivid palette defines the surfaces of his canvases and infuses the images with animation and depth.
  Bill Scott's paintings lie within the cultural continuum of the Philadelphia colorist tradition, passed on to him and his contemporaries through mentors such as painters Quita Brodhead and Jane Piper, who were themselves students of Arthur B. Carles, the pioneer of Philadelphia modernism. Also a student of the globally recognized abstractionist Joan Mitchell, Scott fuses his local artistic heritage together with the raw energy embedded in her abstractions. It is this unique combination of influences including abstract compositions, saturated color, calligraphic line, large scale, and pure vitality‹that drive Scott¹s recent paintings and instill them with expressive spirit.
  Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in Haverford, Scott studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1974 to 1979. Scott¹s continuity and legacy within the Philadelphia tradition, united with his own unique process and approach to composition and form, have been recognized by colleagues, critics and collectors. His work has recently been accepted to the National Academy Museum's 179th Annual exhibition in 2004, where it won the Adolph and Clara Obrig Prize. Other major public collections that include Scott's work include the Delaware Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Munson Williams Proctor Institute Museum of Art.