Tate St Ives marks the centenary of William Scott (1913–1989), one of the leading British painters of his generation, with the first major show in the UK for over 20 years.



Curator Chris Stephens presents the exhibition highlights, and tracks the fascinating development of William Scott’s style. Throughout his career Scott explored themes of still life, landscape and the female nude, while shifting between representation and abstraction. As Scott  himself said: ‘I am an abstract artist in the sense that I abstract. I cannot be called non-figurative while I am still interested in the modern magic of space, primitive sex forms, the sensual and the erotic, disconcerting contours, the things of life.’