WILSON, Scottie.

Unique hand painted ceramic plate. decorated in green and black with birds, swans and castles, within a stylised foliate border. Signed by the artist. Size: 26cm diameter. Framed and glazed. Unexamined out of frame but showing no faults; Fine condition. £550.00

Published: Artist.


From our latest catalogue ‘100 Art Prints, Multiples, Books & Catalogues.’

This plate was part of a single owner collection of, Scottie Wilson’s art which had resided with the private collector for over forty years until being offered for sale last year. Scottie Wilson, born Louis Freeman (1888-1972), was a Scottish artist and one of the 20th Century’s leading exponent of Outsider Art. He began his career at the relatively late age of 44, and could count the likes of Pablo Picasso amongst his admirers. His Wikipedia entry notes: “In the early 1950s, he travelled to France at the persuasion of artist and outsider art fanatic Jean Dubuffet. There Wilson was met by not only Dubuffet, but also by Pablo Picasso; both were fans and owners of Wilson's work. According to art critic Bill Hopkins, a friend of Wilson who accompanied him on the trip: ‘When we arrived, not only was Dubuffet waiting, Pablo Picasso was with him. Both owned a few of Scottie’s pieces, and Picasso had come to see – and perhaps buy – some more. I vividly remember both artists eagerly admiring Scottie’s work, squabbling in their fierce, theatrical, Gallic voices over who would buy which piece.’” Works held by Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; V&A; Tate and MOMA.


Offered by William Cowan