Stott was the son of a mill owner. He received his first artistic lessons from drawing lessons in his hometown. At the age of 22 he went to Paris in 1879 , where he became a pupil of the painter Jean-Léon Gérôme . In his studio he also made friends with his colleague Alexander Roche .
With the support of his teacher, Stott was invited by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1881 and also in 1882 to take part in the exhibition of the Paris Salon . From this time on, Stott also began to sign his works with "Stott of Oldham". According to his own admission, this should distinguish him from his colleague William Edward Stott (1855–1915), who was also represented in the exhibitions at this time; But it was also to be understood as a sign of his pride in his homeland and origin. Some of his works were shown in the Goupil Galery from April to May 1896.
His colleague, the German-English painter Walter Sickert , once described Stott as "... one of the two greatest living painters in the world".
- Le Passeur (The Ferryman)
- Diana, Twilight and Dawn
- The awakening of the spirit of the rose
- The faerie wood
- Reading Women
- The torrent
- RA Stephenson: William Stott of Oldham. In: The Studio. Volume 4, 1894, pp. 1-15.
- RA Stephenson: William Stott . In: The Art journal . George Virtue, London 1900, p. 124 ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive - Obituary with photography).
- Stott, William . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 32 : Stephens – Theodotos . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1938, p. 140 .
- William Stott of Oldham 1857-1900 tate.org.uk
- William Stott, called Stott of Oldham pinakothek.de
- William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters Are Rare galleryoldham.org.uk
- Pictures by William Stott of Oldham: April – May 1896 . Goupil Gallery, London 1896 (exhibition catalog).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 20, 1857|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oldham near Manchester|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 25, 1900|