Gallery Selling Exhibition
1914 - 2016
18 Milner Street, Chelsea
Dates: 11 – 18 November 2017
OPENS SATURDAY 10.30 am
Gordon Scott was trained at the Royal College of Art (1934-38) under Gilbert Spencer, Alan Sorrell and Charles Mahoney. A reserved and highly principled man, during WWII he was a conscientious objector, stationed at Bulford Camp on Salisbury Plain. His defined role there is unknown, but during his time he produced a number of sketches and paintings of soldiers and other personnel who passed through the camp.
In 1946 he joined the staff of Camberwell School of Art where he remained as a part-time teacher until 1980. He is remembered and revered by generations of Camberwell students, particularly for his Saturday morning drawing classes amongst the architecturally stunning buildings of London such as Temple Church, St Pancras hotel and a Nash Terrace being particularly favoured.
Despite a lifelong, dedicated application to painting, Scott was reticent about exhibiting. He did occasionally contribute to group shows, but his work was not seen in any great quantity until 2006, when, having turned 90, he had an exhibition at the Highgate Gallery.