Discover a significant but largely neglected Victorian artist, the ‘poet-painter of the twilight’.
Marking the centenary of his death, this exhibition is the first in over 40 years of the artist famous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for his atmospheric and delicate depictions of rural, domestic and biblical life.
The son of a Rochdale mill owner, Stott trained in Paris and was initially influenced by French Impressionism and rustic naturalism. He sketched in pencil, chalk and pastels in the open air, making notes on the weather, light and colour, which he then used to produce paintings in his studio.
This exhibition includes a selection of both sketches and paintings, revealing Stott’s working process and his interest in combining the subjectivity of feeling with objective recording.