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James Scott

 (1909 - 1982)
James Powell Scott was active/lived in Arizona.  James Scott is known for landscape, figure, portrait, mural.

James Scott

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A painter, lithographer, illustrator and teacher, James Scott was Professor of Art at the University of Arizona, Tucson beginning 1935.

He was born in Lexington, Kentucky and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and with Boris Anisfeld, Francis Chapin, and Louis Ritman.  From 1930, he began exhibiting at the Art Institute, and among his awards from the Institute was the Coolbaugh Scholarship, which allowed him to attend the Institute from 1930 to 1932.  In Chicago, he also earned the Municpal Art League Prize for Water Color; Art Students League Exhibition Prize, Chicago, 1931; and first prizes in exhibitions of the Tucson Fine Arts Association in Arizona.

Reflecting his life in Arizona, he illustrated Dusty Desert Tales, a story published in 1941.  During World War II, he served as Staff Artist of the commanding General, Air Transport Command in China-Burma-India. 

His work can be found in the Art Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Arnold Elliott, Tucson Festival of the Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, March 25-April 8, 1951

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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About  James Scott

Born:  1909 - Lexington, Kentucky
Died:   1982
Known for:  landscape, figure, portrait, mural