William Edouard Scott

(18841964 ) - Artworks
SCOTT William Edouard When The Tide Is Out

Swann Galleries /Oct 18, 2012
27,020.77 - 38,601.10
27,442.80

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William Edouard Scott - Untitled (arab Market Scene).

William Edouard Scott - Untitled (arab Market Scene).

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Lot number: 17
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WILLIAM EDOUARD SCOTT (1884 - 1964) Untitled (Arab Market Scene). Oil triptych on board, circa 1912-20. Approximately 560x1067 mm; 22x42 inches total; 22x17 7/8 inches (center panel) and 20x11 inches (left and right panels.) Signed in oil, lower right (right panel). Provenance: private New York collection. William Edouard Scott's fascinating painting of a Holy Land or North African scene is the first of its kind to come to auction. Scott was born in Indianapolis, and trained at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1904-09. In Chicago, he became known for his work in mural painting but his celebrated Haitian series of paintings have overshadowed this earlier period of work. After winning several painting scholarships and awards at the Institute, Scott traveled to Paris, where he studied with Henry Ossawa Tanner and enrolled at the Académie Julian. When he returned in 1912, Scott received many mural commissions, including for the Chicago World's Fair of 1933 and the Federal Art Project of the WPA in Chicago. But the American subjects of his WPA murals like the Wabash YMCA are very different. This painting shows the apparent influence of both his teacher Tanner and the French popular interest in Orientalism that Scott encountered in Paris. The Impressionist brush work, size and scale of the figures and the support also help date the painting to this early phase of his career. Reynolds/Wright p. 255. Estimate $8,000 - 12,000
William Edouard Scott - Riding In The Country

William Edouard Scott - Riding In The Country

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Lot number: 54
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Property of various owners William Edouard Scott (American, 1884-1964) Riding in the Country signed 'W. E. Scott' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 x 22in PROVENANCE: The artist Private collection, gift from the above Private collection, Chicago, Illinois By descent to the present owner
William Edouard Scott - Backyard

William Edouard Scott - Backyard

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Lot number: 152
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William Edouard Scott (African-American; 1884 - 1964) Backyard Oil on canvas c. 1920. Signed. Born in Indianapolis in 1884, William Eduoard Scott became one of the most prolific mural, portrait, and genre artists to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Throughout his lifetime he worked steadily to inspire pride within the African-American community so that a better understanding could be achieved between the races. He attended Emmerich Manual Training High School in Indianapolis, and returned here after graduation in 1903 to work as an assistant art teacher. He was, in fact, the first African-American to teach in a public high school in Indianapolis. Here, he received additional drawing instruction from Otto Stark, head of the art department, and also at the John Herron School of Art. In 1904, he left to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. He supported himself with scholarships and prizes, and also by painting murals at public schools in Chicago and the surrounding area and Washington D.C. After graduation and advanced training he traveled to France, the first of three sojourns to Europe between 1909 and 1913. Within this period he met and spent time under the tutelage of Henry O. Tanner, whom he considered a genius, enrolled as a student at the Acad�mie Julian, and had works accepted at the Salon de la Soci�t� des Artistes Francais in Paris, only the second African-American after Tanner to do so. He also enrolled in the Colarossi Academy and participated in an exhibition at the Salon de la Soci�t� Artistique de Picardie Le Touquet at Paris-Plage. His work here in Europe was focused on French genre scenes, peasant life in particular. Upon his return to Chicago, he began to use racial themes as subject matter coupled with his academic training. Again he was able to support himself with numerous mural and portrait commissions including portraits of Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, and George Washington Carver. He also illustrated several covers for The Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP. The year 1931 ushered in another important period in Scott's life, when he received the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship to study and paint in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He spent over a year here and completed over 144 works depicting peasant life. As Haiti inspired him to paint, he himself inspired locals to paint and portray local scenes. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince and was recognized by the Haitian government for his contributions to society. Upon his return to the States, he painted and received recognition for numerous murals. In the 1950's, he concentrated mostly upon portraiture. He continued painting until his death in 1964. Throughout his career, he remained true to a realist style and traditional methods of painting, from his years of study in Europe. His work can be found in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Clark Atlanta University Collection of African American Art, the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago; Fisk University, Tennessee; and the Amistad Research Center, Louisiana. 25" x 30" Estimate $25,000-35,000 Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to the client. We are offering our professional opinion. We attempt to submit condition reports in the description. However, the absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Antique Helper, Inc., et al shall have no responsibility for any error or omission regarding an item's condition.
William Edouard Scott - When The Tide Is Out

William Edouard Scott - When The Tide Is Out

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Lot number: 19
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WILLIAM EDOUARD SCOTT (1884 - 1964) When the Tide is Out. Oil on canvas, 1932. 914x965 mm; 36x38 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left. Provenance: the artist; James F. Simon; thence by descent to the penultimate owner, private collection. According to the current owner, this painting was acquired from a family descendent of James F. Simon, who worked for the Rosenwald Foundation in Chicago in the 1930s, and bought it directly from Scott. Exhibited: Exhibition of Productions by Negro Artists, the Harmon Foundation, New York, 1933. When the Tide is Out is listed in the Harmon exhibition catalogue, along with three other paintings by Scott, including Blind Sister Mary which was purchased by the Harmon Foundation and given to the New York Public Library. It also has an early handwritten label on the verso. This captivating and complex composition is one of the finest examples from William Edouard Scott's early Haitian period to come to auction. While his time in Paris, where he studied with Henry Ossawa Tanner and at the Académies Julian and Colarossi, had a profound effect on his early career, the year Scott spent in Haiti helped shape the rest of his career. Scott was awarded a Julius Rosenwald Foundation scholarship in 1931 to study and paint the African beliefs and customs that had survived in the culture of this still independent island nation. Scott left for Haiti that year, and did many plein air sketches around the docks where fishermen and merchants came ashore at Port-au-Prince--see the untitled panel sketch, lot 16, sold on February 19, 2008 at Swann Galleries, and exhibited in A Force for Change: African-American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund. These studies were later translated into larger canvases in the artist's rooftop studio of the Excelsior Hotel in Port-au-Prince. Scott specialized in large multi-figure paintings, and made a long and successful career from many public mural commissions in Chicago. Schulman p. 86. Estimate $35,000-50,000
William Edouard Scott - The Orange Seller

William Edouard Scott - The Orange Seller

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Lot number: 35
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* William Edouard Scott (American, 1884-1964) The Orange Seller oil on canvas signed W.E. Scott (lower left) 22 1/4 x 32 inches. Estimate $ 3,000-5,000 Property from the Estate of Alphanette White Price, Chicago, Illinois surface dirt, paint loss in isolated areas in left and bottom portion of the painting (see image), slight ripping to canvas 1 inch and 1/4 inches, no obvious evidence of restoration under UV.
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