28th Mar, 2024 10:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Lot 96


oil on canvas, signed, titled label verso
framed and under glass

image size 77cm x 62cm, overall size 93cm x 77cm

Label verso: The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton.
Note: Born in Aberdeenshire in 1946, Michael Scott (Mike Scott) studied Political Science at Liverpool before doing a one year's teacher training course in Huddersfield. After moving to Glasgow, Scott took a full-time research post at Glasgow University followed by a lecturing post at the re-named Glasgow Caledonian University. By 1997 demand for his work had become so great that he had to resign his post at the University to paint full time. Awards Include The David Cargill Senior Award, Royal Glasgow Institute. Exhibitions Include 1988~John D Kelly Gallery, Glasgow: 1994~Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow ~Contemporary Fine Art, Eton; 1995~Portland Gallery, London; 1997~Fosse Gallery, Stowe on Trent ~Contemporary Fine Art, Eton; 1998~Portland Gallery, London; 2001~Portland Gallery, London, 2004~Portland Gallery, London; 2010~A Memorial Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe, Glasgow. Collections Include Distillers plc, Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd, Spencer Stuart & Associates, Teachers Whisky, Whyte and Mackay and others. To mark the 10th anniversary of Michael Scott's death, The Roger Billcliffe Gallery staged an exhibition of his work 1st April - 30th April 2016. In The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 24th October 2021, lot 599 "Echo & Narcissus" a 60 x 60cm oil by Michael Scott sold for £3800 (hammer) and in recent times, other examples in our auctions have more than once achieved prices in excess of £4000 (hammer). In The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 23rd December 2021, lot 655 "Dancing The King" sold for £5000 (hammer).


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Sold for £1,300
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

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Condition of the picture is good overall, with no visible or known issues

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