Raised in an Italian-American blue-collar family in Southern California, David Settino Scott became interested in art while touring the museums of Europe when he was serving in the US Navy. Following his studies in San Bernardino and Claremont where he studied painting with Hilda Mohle, David Settino Scott tried to adapt to the contemporary art trends that prevailed in the 1960s and 1970s. But these failed to “capture his heart,” and he withdrew from the art world to take up flying and work as a model maker on Hollywood films with screen credits in “Star Wars” and “Caddy Shack.” David Settino Scott has been a full time artist since moving to San Luis Obispo County in 1985. He currently works out of his studio in San Miguel.
Donated by the artist to the Permanent Collection.