Tim Scott

born 1937

Biography

Tim Scott (born 1937, London) is a British sculptor known for his abstract sculptures made from transparent acrylic and steel. While studying architecture, Scott also studied sculpture part-time at Saint Martin's School of Art, where he also later taught. Inspired by the example of David Smith, Scott began to make sculptures using materials such as fibreglass, glass, metal, and acrylic sheets.

Scott was part of a group of young sculptors known as the 'New Generation', exhibiting together in London in the mid-sixties. In the seventies, Scott created his groundbreaking series of thick-slab acrylic and steel sculptures. Frustrated ultimately with the fragility of plastics at the time, Scott switched to steel for his material, abandoning his trademark acrylic sheets altogether.

Tim Scott's work can be found in many important collections, including 12 works at the Tate, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. His sculptures have also been exhibited in group shows, including the Arts Council touring exhibition Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art, which was at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in June 2017.

He was teaching inter alia as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

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