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Gordon Scott At Rest

Gordon Scott

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Published date 27 October 2017

The Darnley Fine Art Gallery are delighted to host a new exhibition of Gordon Scott’s exemplary and influential works. The exhibition will be held from 11-18 November in Chelsea. 

Gordon Scott (1915 – 2006) studied at Croydon School of Art and then the Royal College of Art between 1934-38 under Gilbert Spencer, Alan Sorrell and Charles Mahoney. In 1938 he was awarded a Travelling Scholarship by the RCA for painting. 

During WWII he was a conscientious objector, stationed at Bulford Camp on Salisbury Plain as a member of the Non-Combatant Corps (NCC). Scott’s designated role there is unknown, but during his there he produced a number of sketches and paintings of fellow conscientious objectors who passed through the camp. 

After the war, in 1946 he joined the staff of Camberwell College of Arts where he remained until his retirement in 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 – the Temple Church, the St Pancras hotel and a Nash Terrace being particularly favoured. 

Despite a lifelong, dedicated application to painting, Scott showed at the Royal Academy, the London Group, Royal Society of British Artists, Cooling Gallery, Opix Gallery, Woodlands Art Gallery, the Mall Galleries and the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery. At the grand age of 90 in 2006 he had an exhibition at the Highgate Gallery. 

Find out more about Gordon’s memorable career and the exhibition here