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 Benton Francis Scott  (1907 - 1983)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: portrait, figure

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Benton Francis Scott was born in West Hollywood, California. He was known for his post-impressionist and plein-aire paintings. He lived in Paris, France during the late-1940's and early 50's where he studied (and exhibited) at the Academie Julien and the Academie de la Chaumier-Montparnasse. The subject of much of his work, during this period, focused on very tranquil, yet "typical" elements of the Parisian urban landscape or cityscape.

Examples of work from this period are "20, Rue Stendahl" and "Boulevard St. Germain". His exhibitions include: Salon des Independent (Paris 1949-50), Nat'l Academy of Design (San Francisco, CA. 1953), Oakland Muni. Art Gallery (Oakland, CA. 1953) and the San Francisco Museum of Art (1953). Represented by Maxwell Art Gallery/ San Francisco, CA. (1956-1970's.


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Born in Los Angeles, CA on June 25, 1907. Scott studied at Otis Art Institute and with Will Foster, and continued in Paris at Académies Julian and Chaumiere. A lifelong resident of the Los Angeles area, he died in Orange, CA on March 22, 1983. Member: Painters & Sculptors of LA; Society for Sanity in Art. Exh: LACMA, 1939-45; Society for Sanity in Art, 1943; Santa Barbara Museum, 1944; Woman’s Club (Beverly Hills), 1946; CPLH, 1946; Calif. Art Club, 1946-56; Maxwell Gallery (SF), 1947; Taylor Gallery (LA), 1948; Salon de Independents (Paris), 1948; NAD, 1953; Oakland Art Gallery, 1953; SFMA, 1955.
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Who's Who in American Art 1947.
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