Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in Haverford, Scott studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1974 to 1979. Scott’s continuity and legacy within the Philadelphia tradition, united with his own unique process and approach to composition and form, have been recognized by colleagues, critics and collectors. He has exhibited widely for the past twenty years at museum venues including Swarthmore College, Hollins University, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the University of Delaware. In addition to painting and printmaking, Scott is an accomplished writer on art. He contributes regularly to Art in America and has written for exhibition catalogues of the National Gallery of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
His work was accepted to the National Academy Museum’s 179th Annual exhibition in 2004, where it won the Adolph and Clara Obrig Prize. Other major public collections that include Scott’s work include the Delaware Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art.