Clyde Eugene Scott, Sundown in the Sierras Oil on Board P1477

A very Nice oil on board of the Sierras at sundown by Clyde Scott. Classic old California painted during the Golden era of the west. 10 x 14 and recently framed.Painting has been professionally cleaned and had a tiny corner restored.

This Painting came from the private collection of Albert J Londraville. Who in the late 1940’s began painting backdrops at MGM. Like Scott he worked on Background Special Effects . His noted work on North by North West and Forbidden Planet.

A Southern California landscape artist, Clyde Eugene Scott was born in Bedford, Iowa 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.

Sources:
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

Born in Bedford, IA on Jan. 24, 1884, Clyde Eugene Scott studied at the Boston Art School and with Richard Andrews, Edward Kingsbury, and E. Felton Brown.  From 1910 he worked in San Francisco for the Commercial Art Company while living across the bay in Mill Valley.

Settling in Los Angeles about 1930, he was a special-effects artist at 20th Century Fox Studios from 1933 until retirement in 1950.  He died in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 1959.  A skilled painter, his works include desert landscapes of the area around Palm Springs.

EXHIBITIONS
Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915 (bronze medal); Oakland Art Gallery, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1939; Wilshire Gallery (LA), 1929; Calif. State Fair, 1931 (3rd prize); Calif. Art Club, 1935-41; Painters & Sculptors (LA), 1935-52; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1935-38; Hollywood Riviera Club, 1936 (1st prize); LACMA, 1937; Gardena High School, 1939 (1st prize); Laguna Beach AA, 1939 (1st prize); GGIE, 1939; Pomona College, 1939; SWA, 1940s; Ebell Club (LA), 1941, 1944; Chaffey College, 1944; CPLH, 1945; Hollywood Woman’s Club, 1949.

Collection:
Haggin Museum (Stockton); Gardena (CA) High School; Chaffey College; Santa Monica Municipal Collection; Clearwater High School.

Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
Who’s Who in American Art 1940-59; Who’s Who in California 1942.