Author: David Farah
Format: Paperback or Hardcover
Publisher: Farah's Books (2023)
The Farahpedia, Volume 3, profiles Arthur Orange Scott, contains 182 pages and more than 325 images, 85 of which are in color. The profile reproduces never before seen family photos, and original art to published works passed and unpublished works passed down from the artist to his descendants. It is available in either soft cover or hardcover.
The Farahpedia Volume 3
ARTHUR ORANGE SCOTT
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Arthur "Artie" Orange Scott spent the better part of 40 years as a professional illustrator. His series book work began in 1909 illustrating The Football Boys of Lakeport or More Goals Than One (The Lakeport Series #4) by Edward Stratemeyer for Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. Between 1909 and 1945, Arthur illustrated more than a dozen series, including The Carter Girls, Frank Armstrong, The Girls of Central High, The Invention Series, Jean Cabot, Molly Brown, Oakdale Academy Series, The Ocean Wireless Boys, Paul and Peggy, the St. Dunston series and The Tucker Twins. In 1944, the Grosset and Dunlap commissioned him to revise the dust jacket art and frontispieces for The Hardy Boys #1-12, but he only completed the art for the dust jackets covers and frontispieces for #1-8 and the frontispieces for #10- 12 before ill health prevented him from completing the work.
In addition to his series book work, Arthur provided about 100 illustrations for The Youth’s Companion and The Boys’ Magazine, cover and internal art for non-series children’s books, illustrations for mainstream adult magazines, pulps, dust jacket covers for adult novels and the full range of advertising illustrations.
Arthur, like every artist profiled in The Farahpedia, used himself, his spouse and child as models whenever possible. But Arthur also used his parents, his sister and her husband, his wife’s parents and his wife’s brother making much of his art essentially family portraits. Plus, he illustrated short stories written by his mother, and series books written by his sister and his wife, and published by his brother-in-law and brother-in-law’s father. Thus, Arthur’s career as an illustrator was indeed ‘a family affair.’
Arthur died leaving not a single published obituary. In the succeeding years, he has been the subject of not even one entry in any compendium of illustrators or artists. He just disappeared from the public record . . . until The Farahpedia, Volume 3 !