Scott Cumming Fine Art

 
 
 

0

0

0

0

0

 
 
Scott Cumming

Scott Cumming Fine Art

North Hollywood, CA

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
StumbleUpon
Pinterest

About me

Scott Cumming: Born in Chicago, September 2, 1943

My father, Robert Bailey Cumming, was a successful corporate attorney. My mother, Vivien Ruth Larsen, was a photographer's model and an artist. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago for four years.

I grew up with my older brother, Robert Cumming, in Jamaica, in the West Indies where my father was President of Kingswood Films Ltd.

I have been drawing and painting all my life. When I was 13, I left home and school to hitchhike around the country with a change of clothes and a box of oil paints.

At 15, I painted steadily in Winter Park, Florida, where I enjoyed 'fame' for a short time. After a one man show in Palm Beach, on Worth Ave., I went to Greenwich Village in New York and attended the Art Students League on 57th St. .

From 16 to 19 I was apprenticed to Robert L. Anderson, a graduate of the Ringling School of Fine Arts in Sarasota. In return for helping with his seven children, I was schooled in Renaissance techniques of oil painting. I followed him to Woodstock, Vermont where I had my own studio above the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. When I was 21 I moved with my wife and two baby boys, Demian and Jonathan to Prince Street where I had a loft on the top floor of the Soho Post Office.

I landed a job in the Systems dept at Continental Can Co. and attended Washington Irving High School at night for three years. I received a scholarship and some grants to go to Columbia University as a day student. I stayed for three years in 'academia' concentrating on studio courses, graduate writing and philosophy.

I also attended Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Arts and the New School of Social Research in Manhattan. Except for illustrating four books for Doubleday & Co. and some advertising with Prentice Hall in Palisades, NJ and with Artley Advertising on Madison Ave., I have concentrated on fine Art, both oil painting and watercolors. Also, some sculpture, etching,lithography,silk screen printing, pottery and photography.

I am currently working on 20 egg tempera illustrations for a collection of stories retold by me from the Jataka Tales, or Garland of Birth stories of the Buddha. Eight of the illustrations are finished. I am looking for a publisher for this project.
I am also compiling a book of stories. "Yes and No Stories, teaching stories from around the world" . these will be illustrated with Silk Screen process and pen and ink drawings.

At this moment I am living in Noho (North Hollywood, in Los Angeles Ca.



.

 

the wall by Scott Cumming

 

coconut palm by Scott Cumming

 

me and the furies by Scott Cumming

 

pinwheel nude by Scott Cumming

 

prisoned by Scott Cumming

 

katrina by Scott Cumming

 

watery nymph by Scott Cumming

 

drifting on the river by Scott Cumming

 

julie in florida by Scott Cumming

 

portrait of the artist by Scott Cumming

 

saorise by Scott Cumming

 

snow day 007 by Scott Cumming

 

portrait of dakota fanning by Scott Cumming

 

rose or me? by Scott Cumming

 

naomi by Scott Cumming

 

the Cinnamon Tree by Scott Cumming

 

fire and ice by Scott Cumming

 

jacqui lalita by Scott Cumming

 

self portrait blue by Scott Cumming

 

progress by Scott Cumming

 

summer day by Scott Cumming

 

legend of urashima by Scott Cumming

 

heavensent messengers by Scott Cumming

 

if only by Scott Cumming

 

love is a deep pool by Scott Cumming

 

midnight rendezvous by Scott Cumming

 

yellow leaves falling by Scott Cumming

 

maitreya by Scott Cumming

 

daphne by Scott Cumming

 

moonlight nativity by Scott Cumming

 

trois femmes by Scott Cumming

 

apple picker by Scott Cumming

 

studio by Scott Cumming

 

tuscan still-life by Scott Cumming

 

sylmar sage by Scott Cumming

 

midnight wolves by Scott Cumming

 

india odilesque by Scott Cumming

 

central park fear by Scott Cumming

 

mandala ala enard by Scott Cumming

 

orpheus by Scott Cumming

 

blithe spirit by Scott Cumming

 

pretty baby by Scott Cumming

 

the merman and the maiden by Scott Cumming

 

jaime pensive by Scott Cumming

 

jaime yellow bowl by Scott Cumming

 

jaime pantic by Scott Cumming

 

jaime duck by Scott Cumming

 

jaime chair by Scott Cumming