F. Scott's features the work of three disctintive artists. We are proud of our collection of paintings and drawings by Creason Clayton, David Schneuer and Frank Kelly, Jr.
Born in Mayfield Kentucky, Creason Clay sowed a precocious interest in art when only a boy. He received his formal training at the following institutions: University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and the American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois. Named among the top 100 contemporary American Artists by Arts & Antiques Magazine, Creason’s work resided in many private collections both here and abroad. His distinctive style is boldly expressed in a variety of different subjects all evincing an energy released by a lyric sense of color that is truly refreshing. Creason’s favorite mediums include acrylic, water color, and continuous lines.
Creason Clayton works at AllAboutArtGallery.com
David Schneuer was born in 1905, and lived and worked in Paris and Munich. He was an authentic citizen of Europe between the two wars and a living witness of the golden period of German Expressionism. In the 1920’s, he worked a s a stage designer and poster artist in the theater in Berlin and Munich. In this golden period of German art of Kirchner, Grosz and Beckman, Schneuer developed a style of his own. In 1932, he was imprisoned in Dachau, as an artistic dissident. After his release in 1933, he immigrated to Palestine, where besides his painting he worked in graphic design, creating trademarks, public murals, and posters some of which are the most memorable in Israeli design. The same motifs which he designed for Brecht are to be found in his paintings – sharp criticism refined in subtle colors and virtuoso drawing accurately depicting his subject’s soul.
Vibrant colors weave their way across trademark rag paper as the master storyteller creates a world in which the observer becomes a participant. The viewer transfixes himself in the story, closely relating to elements both obvious and subtle in each painting. Frank Kelley, Jr's., paintings interpret real stories motivated by true-life situations. He draws upon his deep rooted morals, spirituality, love for art, and zest for life to express himself in a variety of creative, artistic styles. Born and raised in North Central Louisiana, Frank is the son of well educated, loving parents who offered him exposure to many of life's opportunities. A wholesome, pure, secure, and lively feeling is related through the use of white paint as a dominant factor and consistent theme in each Frank Kelley, Jr., painting; another Frank Kelley, Jr., trademark.