Scottie Wilson

Yellow Birds in the Tree

About this artwork

Scottie Wilson remained a prolific artist in the later years of his life, with his style becoming more symmetrical than his organic early work. However he continued to use many of the same motifs. Wilson’s childhood spent in Glasgow remained a great influence on him throughout his life. As the son of a taxidermist’s assistant, some critics have suggested that the frozen quality of the fish and birds in his paintings may have been influenced by seeing stuffed animals as a child. Moreover, fish, birds and trees are common motifs in his work and these three symbols feature on the crest of the City of Glasgow.

  • title:
    Yellow Birds in the Tree
  • accession number:
    GMA 4756
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  • materials:
    Felt-tip pen and gouache on paper
  • date created:
    About 1960
  • measurements:
    61.80 x 52.80 cm (framed: 39.00 x 63.40 x 5.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Presented by The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art 2004

Scottie Wilson

Scottie Wilson