SCOTT, Richard Ridsdale

1938 - ?

Richard Scott

Richard Ridsdale Scott, was born at 'Moana', Nightingale Lane, Bromley, Kent on 5 May 1938, son of Eric Ronald Scott [q.v.] and his wife Marjorie Lilian née Bradbury (1907-1991), who married at Lincoln in 1933. Richard was educated at Cranbrook School, Kent and studied at Lowestoft School of Art 1954-1956 and, after National Service, returned to Camberwell to specialise in sculpture under Karel Vogel (1897-1961). Some part-time teaching at Camberwell and a return to painting, with a studio in London, which he shared with Camberwell contemporary John Ravera (born 1941), an association which resulted in two shared exhibitions 1962-1963. He married at Potton, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire in 1962 Lesley Munkman [Scott q.v.], and they have two daughters. A move to Suffolk in 1965, initially working in Bernard Reynolds's [q.v.] sculpture room, and a part-time tutor at Ipswich Art School from 1971, being appointed a full-time lecturer at the School in 1982, a post he held until retirement in 1995. Living and working in Walberswick, Suffolk, this deeply atmospheric place providing the inspiration for much of his work, with a particular interest in the vibrant intensity of dawn and dusk when the silence and stillness of his chosen subjects are least disturbed by the threat of human movement. A founder member and exhibitor at the Suffolk Group, of which he was president, a member of Ipswich Art Society, being elected president in 2010 and exhibited from Samphire Cottage, Walberswick in 1979, four paintings including 'Morning Mist', 'Nocturne Walberswick' and 'Trees' and was a regular exhibitor including in 2006, an oil 'Pelargonium'. A previous president of the Southwold Art Circle, and has exhibited widely in East Anglia and in London including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour; New English Art Club and had a solo exhibition at Chappel Galleries, Essex in 1999 and at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 2002. Richard has written on the history of the Walberswick artists' colony 'Artists at Walberswick-East Anglian Interludes 1880-2000' and on the Ipswich Art Club and contributed to others.

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