William Stott

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William Stott , also English Stott of Oldham 'Stott from Oldham' (born November 20, 1857 in Oldham near Manchester , † February 25, 1900 ) was an English painter .


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.

After living as a freelance artist in Grez-sur-Loing near Fontainebleau for some time , he returned to his homeland. He died on February 25, 1900 while traveling from London to Belfast.

His colleague, the German-English painter Walter Sickert , once described Stott as "... one of the two greatest living painters in the world".

Works (selection)

  • Le Passeur (The Ferryman)
  • Diana, Twilight and Dawn
  • The awakening of the spirit of the rose
  • The faerie wood
  • Reading Women
  • The torrent


Web links

Commons : William Stott of Oldham  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Pictures by William Stott of Oldham: April – May 1896 . Goupil Gallery, London 1896 (exhibition catalog).