Artist Biography

David Winfield SCOTT
1916 -

David Winfield Scott, a watercolorist, was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on July 10, 1916. With his mother, artist Edith Scott, he settled in Claremont, California in 1923. Scott earned his A.B. degree at Harvard, Ph.D at University of California, and M.F.A. at Claremont (CA) Graduate School. He further studied at the Art Students League in New York City under John Sloan in 1940. He taught art at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School from 1946-63. He then moved to Washington, DC where he was director of the National Collection of Fine Arts (1963-69), director of the National Gallery (1969-74), and consultant at Smithsonian Institution (1974-95). He currently resides in Washington, DC. Member: California Watercolor Society (pres. 1952). Exhibited: Laguna Beach Art Ass'n, 1935, 1939; New York Watercolor Society, 1937; American Watercolor Society, 1938; Philadelphia Watercolor Society, 1938; California Watercolor Society, 1939-54; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1949, 1950; Metropolitan Museum, 1953. Works held: Newport (CA) High School.

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