the artist

Scott Noel

Scott Noel

Philadelphia, PA

Scott Noel

Artist Scott Noel has painted Philadelphia continuously since 1978, working in many of the city's neighborhoods: East Oak Lane, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Center City, Roxborough and Manayunk.  Noel has always been inspired by the example of Thomas Eakins, a realist who used observation and meticulous craft to express the particularity of the light and landscape of the region.  Implicit in Eakins’ endeavor and Noel’s is a feeling for the place and a solidarity with its people.  The essay, "Philadelphia," in the Mythologies catalogue details Noels feelings for the city.

Fast Facts

Name: (William) Scott Noel


Place of Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina

1978 BFA – Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Barry Schactman
Arthur Osver

Particular field of study or class work:
Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing

Major influences/admired artists:
Edgar Degas
Edwin Dickinson
Diego Velazquez
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Too many to list…

Favorite materials or media:
Oil on linen
Pastel on paper

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Full Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Gross McCleaf Gallery – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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