William George Scott (1913 - 1989):
William Scott was born in Greenock, Scotland, though his family moved to Enniskillen, County Fermanagh when he was eleven. He was educated at the Model School and attended night classes in art at the Technical School, under Kathleen Bridle. He studied art at the Belfast College of Art in Belfast in 1928. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, London, won a silver medal and became a Landseer scholar in painting. He was awarded a Leverhulme scholarship in 1935. During the early years of the Second World War he helped to run an art school in France and from there went to live in Dublin and then London. From 1942-1946 he served with the Royal Engineers, and learned lithography in the map-making section. From 1946-1956 he taught art at Bath Academy of Art went to Canada and America as a guest instructor. He exhibited in London, America, Italy, Switzerland, West Germany, France, Canada and Australia, as well as Belfast and Dublin. In 1961, he executed a mural for the Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry. He is represented in many collections at home and abroad and was awarded many honours.
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