West Point, Georgia 1934
- Atlanta, Georgia
Originally photographed by Chuck Rosenak. Image is courtesy of the Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, 1990-1999, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Scott is a Southern Baptist housepainter who creates paintings and evangelistic church fliers based on Old Master canvases he has studied in reproduction and in museums from New York to his home in Atlanta. He often chooses episodes from the lives of Christ and Mary and frequently shows biblical figures as African Americans to reinforce the personal relationship with God that he advocates.
Lynda Hartigan Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1999)
Luce Artist Biography
Lorenzo Scott spends a great deal of his time studying old-master paintings in the museums of New York and Atlanta. He taught himself to replicate their painting techniques and often sculpts and paints his frames to look like old baroque works. A fervent Baptist, Scott copies many images of religious scenes and also paints "church fliers" to encourage people to join his faith.