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Painting of an Appeasing Nude by Adam Sherriff Scott



Adam Sherriff Scott was born in Perth, Scotland and began his art education in 1903 at the Edinburgh School of Art. He was awarded the Allen-Fraser Scholarship to continue his studies for four years at the Allen-Fraser institute, which was a finishing school for talented young artists, and studied under George Harcourt A.R.A. After this, he continued his studies at the Slade School under Henry Tonks as well as at the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery. In 1912, he moved to Canada. He worked for an American who commissioned him to paint large scenes of the Canadian West to sell to real estate agents. Scott moved to Montreal in 1915 He became a member of the Beaver Hall Hill Group, which included such artists as Lilias Torrance Newton, Randolph Hewton, Edwin Holgate and Robert Pilot. He was commissioned to paint numerous portraits, as well as posters for the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Southam Press. During the 1920s, he spent six years living with the Inuit and painted numerous scenes of their lives. He established the Adam Sherrif-Scott School of Fine Art, where he taught drawing and painting. He was elected ARCA in 1935 and a full member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1944. Canada. Provenance from Estate of the son of Thomas Garside, who was a very closed friend of Sherriff-Scott. The dimensions are of the frame.


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    Height: 40.25 in. (102.24 cm)Width: 33.25 in. (84.46 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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    Montreal, CA
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    1stDibs: LU875115344272

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