Artist & Sculptor
Scott’s calling as a fine artist was apparent from an early age. At 10 he was awarded the Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Prize not for his ability to wolf down obscene amounts of ice cream, but for his artwork – far and above the rest of his peers. From modest beginnings he went on to obtain the Dean’s Art Scholarship in 1992.
Scott Pohlschmidt’s career as an artist was clear. He studied fine art and art history at De Paul University, during which time he travelled frequently to Italy. There he enrolled at the Charles Cecil Studios, eventually moving to Florence to pursue classical training and deepen his understanding of the European figurative masters focusing increasingly on sculpture. In 1996 he was awarded a Charles H. Cecil scholarship.
For the last ten years Scott has lived in London, from where he has built up an independent fine art school with co-founders Ann Witheridge and Nick Bashall. Lavender Hill Studios is the first atelier in the UK. As if this weren’t enough Scott has also established an art store sourcing the best products from around the world and cultivating relationships with specialist craftsmen and women internationally.
Figurative sculpture, however, remains Scott Pohlschmidt’s defining passion and occupation. In under a decade he has won unbounded recognition for his work, exhibiting with W. H. Patterson Gallery, the BP Portrait Award and the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize. In 2006 he held a successful one-man show at Leighton House. Today his work is in private collections and he continues to receive commissions both for portraits and figure sculpture, his most recent being the Former Head Master of Charterhouse. He has appeared twice on Sky Arts HD programs. In 2009 Scott was elected as a council member of the Chelsea Arts Club.
Perhaps the only rivals to Scott’s art are his beautiful daughters Florence and Liberty. They are already proving their worth as muse and their skills on the whiteboards suggest a new generation of artists in the making.