Thursday, March 24, 2005

World War II Paintings to Exhibit at Total Relief Footwear

World War II Sketches on Display at Total Relief Footwear
David Winfield Scott, "The War Years" 1942 - 1945
Friday, May 20 - Sunday, November 13 2005

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the war, Total Relief Footwear is proud to display a collection of almost 30 paintings and sketches by renowned artist David Scott. These sketches capture the artist's wartime experiences from induction and boot camp through photo intelligence and aerial reconnaissance in the European theatre of the war. An artist's reception will be held at Total Relief Footwear on Friday, May 20 at 7:00pm.

David Scott has an impressive 70 year career as a painter, teacher and museum director, including the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C

David's artwork has evolved from decade to decade drawing influences from collaborations, research and personal friendships with leading artists of the day. In his early painting career, he studied under California watercolorist Millard Sheets, and later with the Art Students League of New York under the stubbornly independent John Sloan. Throughout his career as a museum director he also drew influences from other prominent artists including Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder, Joan MirĂ³, Milton Avery, Helen Frankenthaler and many others.
David Scott and his wife, Doris live in Austin. Now 88, the artist continues to paint in his Northwest Austin Home.