As a part of the centennial celebrations of the birth of William Scott (1913–1989), McCaffrey Fine Art is proud to present Domestic Forms, an exhibition of late paintings created between 1976 and 1986. This is the gallery’s second William Scott exhibition and follows our acclaimed 2010 survey of paintings and drawings created between 1950 and 1986.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Scott was renowned. The art critic Hilton Kramer called him “the best painter of his generation in England.” James Johnson Sweeney of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum quipped that “at last Britain has a painter.” Yet, after achieving an international reputation more solid than Francis Bacon or Lucian Freud, Scott “disappeared from the radar,” as the Financial Times’s Jackie Wullschlager recently noted, asking, “Who has heard of him today? And why not?” (Financial Times, April 26, 2013).