Elizabeth Scott-Moore (1902-1993)
`Evening Landscape` 1952
A large dramatic landscape watercolour by this postwar British artist, friend of Graham Sutherland and Kathleen Barry, who she met while studying at Goldsmiths College of Art. Certainly the influence of the Modern British movement, exemplified by artists such as Sutherland, Nash and Piper can be detected in this piece. Scott-Moores husband, John Scott-Moore had died just a few years earlier after a brief marriage which may account for the brooding quality of this work. A detailed account of her life is given below.
The painting retains its original and unusual inner wash lined mount, and is housed in a dark wood frame.
Elizabeth Scott-Moore (1902-1993) was a painter and illustrator of children`s books. As an illustrator she used her maiden name of Edith Elizabeth Brier, and major publishers such as Blackie, Nelson and Oxford University Press all used her work. Her mother, Victoria Carruthers, had also been a prolific illustrator of children`s books.When Elizabeth`s husband died in 1947 she changed to painting. She had studied at Goldsmiths in the 1920`s under Edmund Sullivan, and also studied at the Central School. In 1957 she was included in Beddington`s `Young Artists of Promise`. Showed extensively at the RA, RI, RWS, NEAC and the Paris Salon. The Royal Watercolour Society hold a large body of work at the Bankside Gallery. On her death in 1993 she became a major benefactor of the RWS, and is commemorated by the Scott-Moore prize for outstanding contributions to watercolours. Died Virginia Water, Surrey 1993
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|Image size||22X 14 inches||Provenance||signed lower right and dated|
|Overall size||33 X 25 inches|