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For the week of Aug 28 - Sept 3, 2002

Arts and Entertainment

Wooster Scott unveils new exhibition

Express Arts Editor

Jane Wooster Scott is probably one of the more recognizable artists in the world.

The Sun Valley resident creates oil paintings, giclées on canvas and lithographs of mostly 19th century America. She, not incidentally, has also been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Reproduced Artist in America."

‘A Gentle Pace’ by Jane Wooster Scott

Wooster Scott, who is now represented in the valley by Wood River Gallery, will be present for an artist reception and opening of her exhibition 5 p.m. Thursday at the gallery in Ketchum.

The artist has said of her work, "The places I paint aren’t around anymore, they’re fantasy places. One of the things my collectors say is that I paint the world the way they’d like it to be.

"My messages are simple ones: patriotism and living a happy, simple, country life."

Wooster Scott grew up on the East Coast, and much of her art reflects memories of the area. She actually began her career life as a struggling actress, eventually landing a job as the host of "Hollywood Diary," a 1970s talk show.

For years she painted purely for personal reason, occasionally doing a painting for a friend. It wasn’t until comedian, friend and fellow artist Jonathan Winters asked her to share a show did Wooster Scott display her art publicly. Her work was an immediate success; all of her pieces sold out that evening. It was an evening that paved the way for her next, very successful career.



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