SCOTT, Richard Ridsdale

1938 - ?

Richard Scott

Born at 'Moana', Nightingale Lane, Bromley, Kent on 5 May 1938, son of Eric Ronald Scott [q.v.] and his wife Marjorie née Bradbury, 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, 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 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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