Personal History

RESUME


Scott Cumming
Email: scott.cumming@hungryeyegraphics.com
Call: cell: (310)774-6162 Landline: (818)308-6072
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ebsites: http://www.hungryeyegraphics.com

http://my.opera.com/I_ArtMan/blog

OBJECTIVE

To freelance with a movie production company, publications, promotions or graphic arts department as a designer and illustrator.


KEY SKILLS

- Master level traditional freehand illustration skills in any medium
- Ability to take a project from concept to completion
- Management/Accounting Skills
- Computer Programs:
- Adobe Photoshop/ DreamweaverCS5/
Adobe Illustrator/Contribute
- Paint Shop Pro/
- Microsoft Word/Microsoft Office


SUMMARY

With 40 years of experience in fine art, Advertising, commercial design and illustration, I bring a senior level of expertise to the quality of imagery in design and to project management.


ORIGINAL WORK
- 500 oil paintings
- 200 watercolors
- Some bronze and fondue cement castings.
- Etchings/lithography/woodcut/silk screen.
-Master of clay models and Pottery.
- Black and white and color photography and Printing
- Yes and No Stories (20 teaching stories from around the world.)
- Jataka Tales(ten stories retold and illustrated in egg tempera with 20 full-color illustrations from
The Garland of Birth Stories of the Buddha.)

Published Illustrations

 


WORK EXPERIENCE


Creative Director

Prentice Hall, Textbook Department. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
As Creative Director, concept to finish one page ads in trade magazines for teachers across America.

Editor
McGraw Hill, Engineering News Record. N.Y.C., N.Y.
At this bi-weekly publication I wrote articles on major construction bids around the world.

Illustrator
DoubleDay. N.Y.C., N.Y.

illustrated: "Japanese Love Poems", "The Modern Yoga Handbook", "Poetry for Peace of Mind"

Restauranteur

Accountant
Tiffany & Co. Accounts Receivable 5th Ave. and 57th st.,N.Y.C., N.Y.
I was in charge of tabulating the receipts of 20 salespeople.

Apprentice Engraver
American Bank Note Company. N.Y.C., N.Y.
I was in training as a potential replacement of the master engraver who was reaching retirement age.

 

EDUCATION
Columbia University. Academic Program 3 years
Art Students League. Studio courses; oil painting, drawing, etching.
School of Visual Arts. Production techniques (print media).


 

"A smattering of personal history and pics"


About me

Scott Cumming born in chicago, IL. September 2, 1943

My father, Robert Bailey Cumming, was a successful corporate attorney. My mother, Vivien Ruth Larsen,

was a photographer's model and an artist. she attended the Art Institute of Chicago for four years.

I grew up with my brother Robert Cumming, in Jamaica, B.W.I, in the West Indies, where my father was President

of Kingswood films Ltd. with distribution through MGM in Hollywood and Rank Organization in London, England.

Later my father was President of Houston films inc.. Over a period of twenty years he made films for NASA.


 
my father, Robert BaileyCumming     
  
my mother Nancy(Vivien Ruth Larson)

 


  my father in law school      me and Bobby          

My Mother's grandfather, father, and four uncles

great grandfather,larson,grandpa larson,(on arm)and his four older brothers. about 1900 a.d.

My father's father Robert Cummingccc aMy father's grandmother Lara Baileyd

 

  Cumming arms Cumming costume

I have been drawing and painting all of my life. when I was 13, I left home and school to hitchhike around the country with a change of clothes and a box of oil paints. But I didn't get much painting done 'on the road'.

At 15, I painted steadily in winter Park, Fl., where I enjoyed 'fame' for a short time. After a one man show in West Palm beach, on Worth Ave., I went to Greenwich Village in New York City and attended the Art Students League on 57th st..

                      Bobby

From 16 to 19 I was apprenticed to Robert L. Anderson, a graduate of the Ringling School of Fine Arts in Sarasota, florida. In return for helping with his seven children, I was schooled in Renaissance techniques
of oil painting. I followed him to Woodstock, Vermont where I had my own studio above the Atlantic and
Pacific Tea Company. When I was 21 I moved with my wife and two baby boys to Prince street in New York City where I had a loft on the top floor above the Soho Post Office.

I got a job in the Systems Department at Continental can Co., and attended Washington Irving High School
at night for three years. I received a scholarship and grants to go to Columbia University as a day student with an Academic
Program for three years. I majored in english. Also I took graduate writing courses for a year, and with a Fine Art Minor, managed to accumulate 45 credits in studio courses.

I also attended, The School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League. Except for illustrating three books for Doubleday & Company and some advertising with Prentice-Hall and Artley Advertising on Madison ave., I have concentrated on fine art, both oil paintings and watercolors. Also, some sculpture, etching, pottery and photography.

below are pictures of the mother of my first son Jonathan and Jonathan himself. Jonathan was a big help
to me when I was President of Lodestone Construction Corp. And became a Master Mason.


              

 

__              xx II __ _ Lodestone construction

jonathan pulling ryan Mt. Marcy, 1983

And this is my youngest daughter Caitlin 



Below is my ex-wife Jean who recently set me free after 28 years together and the three children we had.

 Jean    Jennifer     Ryan    Caitlin   Ryan 2001

I am currently working on 20 egg tempera illustrations for a collection of stories retold by me from the Jataka
Tales, or Garland of Birth Stories of the Buddha. six of the illustrations are finished. I am looking for a publisher for this project.

   Jen       Jen and Ryan   

Recently I spent three years in Washington state, on Camano Island at my father's house and two years up the Skagit River in Rockport, where I lived under The fish Inn, a famous gathering place for the locals and
the steelhead fishermen. Rockport and Marblemount are also known for the bald eagles who winter in the trees by the mighty Skagit; one of only seven rivers in the United States deemed by the government to be "a wild and scenic river". I call it the jade river because of it's unusual color.

here are a few pics of me in washington

          

the trading post in Marblemount was where I made my living doing portraits for $5

             some samples

At this moment I am living a block from the Pacific Ocean in Venice, CA

            Venice boardwalk

My studio in Pearl river New York below

       

 

want to keep up with my adventures? go to my current journal in opera:  http://my.opera.com/I_ArtMan/blog called "food for thought, or the musings of I_ArtMan"

food for thought

 

 

 

 

City Hall, Culver City, CA (movieland) City Hall Culver City,  Movieland, U.S.A.

egyptian divider



   

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