Scott’s works display themes of African-American life, Afro-Caribbean culture, and the music culture of his home town New Orleans. Scott worked mainly in printmaking and in sculpture. John T. Scott’s work is best known for its unconventional and experimental use of materials. John used tools such as chain saws, spoons, traditional wood carving tools, kitchen knives and various other accessible tools to create his prints.
"In the African-American community, he was the first to be embraced by the white world. He was an artist of prominence that could rival anyone in the city. He became the role model, the pinnacle that all of us strove to be like." -- artist Willie Birch, on John T. Scott
John T. Scott was a sculptor, painter, printmaker, and collagist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned a BA at the Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans and an MFA from Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he studied under ...Read More