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Clyde Scott
(1884-1959)


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"Gray Day"
Oil on board
12 x 16 inches







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A Southern California landscape artist, Clyde Eugene Scott was born in Bedford, Iowa on January 24, 1884, and headed West in 1910, having studied in Boston with Richard Andrews and Charles Heil at the Boston Museum School and with E. Felton Brown at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Until 1933, he worked for the Commercial Art Company in San Francisco and lived across the Bay in Mill Valley. Then he moved to Los Angeles and became a special effects artist at 20th Century Fox Studios until 1950 when he retired and devoted himself full time to painting desert landscapes.

He established his studio near Los Angeles at Chatsworth where landscape was often filmed for western movies. He took extensive painting trips into Arizona and Utah and throughout California and became active in the California Art Club, plein-air landscape painters as well as in arts organizations in Laguna Beach and Santa Monica and the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles, which he served as President from 1938 to 1940. He was fascinated by natural forms and changing atmosphere, and these subjects are reflected in his many desert landscapes. He died in Los Angeles on October 6, 1959.

Member: California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles (President, 1938-40); Artists of the South West; Society of Western Artists; Laguna Beach Art Association; Santa Monica Art Association.

Exhibited: Oakland Art Gallery, 1928, 1939; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1945; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Haggin Museum, Stockton; Stanford University; Pomona College; Santa Cruz Art League; San Gabriel Art Gallery; de Young Museum; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939.

Awards: Bronze medal, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915; Third prize, Californa State Fair, 1931; First prize, Hollywood Riviera Club, Laguna Beach, 1936; first prize, Gardena High School, 1939; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1939; California Art Club,1940; Painters & Sculpters of Los Angeles, 1942, 1945, 1948-52; Ebell Salon, 1944; Chaffey Junior College, 1944.

Works held : Haggin Museum, Stockton; Gardena High School, Gardena, California.

Source:
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.