JP Scott

1909 - 2000 (Louisiana, USA)

Construction worker and family fisherman, whose salvaged scraps of wood, metal, flotsam and jetsam, adorned celebratory chapels, vessels and totems honouring his formative life experiences. The monumental fishing boat sculpture featured in the show reveals the complexity of his vision.

Collections: Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama); Morris Museum of Art (Georgia).
Exhibitions: African-American Art in Kentucky (2020), Weston Art Gallery (Ohio).
Publications: Encyclopaedia of Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists (1990), Jan Rosenak; Passionate Visions of the American South (1993), Alice Rae Yelen; The New Encyclopaedia of Southern Culture (2013), C Crown, C Rivers & C R Wilson.