John Walter Scott, Jr. (1907-1987) left school at age fifteen, to work at the La France Tapestry Mill in Philadelphia alongside his mother. The mill operator offered free night school classes in various facets of mill work to his child laborers, including design at the La France Art Institute.
In 1930 he finished his art training and began to pursue a career in freelance illustration. He worked as a freelance illustrator drawing pulp covers and working for magazines such as This Week, True, Sports Afeld, and Woman’s Day. He received commissions in the 1960s to paint murals for the LDS church.
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