American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016

LOT 91
SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)
  • SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)
  • SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)


SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972), Scottish


Watercolour and black ink on paper, laid down to a support; signed lower right. Unframed
Sheet/Overall 13" x 9.75" — 33 x 24.8 cm.; 13.5" x 10.75" — 34.3 x 27.3 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,000

Realised: $1,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Wilson’s art is dominated by reappearing motifs - birds, fish and clown-like faces (himself). The more sinister creatures were dubbed ‘Evils’ or ‘Greedies’ (p. 27).

“At some point, probably after his return to England, Wilson changed his signature, dropping the large ‘S’ [as seen in this work] with ‘COTTIE’ in its centre in favour of ‘SCOTTIE’ in neat and equal letters. (p.70)


George Melly, It’s All Writ Out for You: The Life and Work of Scottie Wilson, 1986


Collection of Norman J. Endicott, Toronto;
By descent to his grandson, Toronto