SCOTT SIEDMAN BIOGRAPHY
Scott Siedman was born in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles in 1948.
He won a city-wide competition for Saturday classes at Chiounard Art School
(later to become Cal. Arts) when he was a sophomore in high school. After
graduation, Scott pursued his education at U.C.L.A., where he studied under
Richard Deibenkorn and Tony Berlant.
As the Vietnam war raged abroad in 1967, Scott experimented with L.S.D.,
dropped out of school, and moved to San Francisco for the summer of love.
In the spring of 1969, he entered Cal Arts on a scholarship and was
mentored by John Baldessari until he graduated in 1971.
Scott moved to Canada in 1974 and lived primarily in Vancouver where he
painted murals, worked and performed for the United Nations on Habitat
Forum. Soon after, Scott traveled to Tahiti on assignment for Vancouver
Magazine to complete drawings and paintings and finish an accompanying
in 1978, Scott moved to Washington D.C. to work as an illustrator for the
Washington Post. One year later, he was back in California where he became
a pot farmer and magic mushroom grower in Bolinas. He moved back to San
Francisco in 1984 where he painted pornography and religious subjects.
Scott has been back in the Los Angeles area since 1996.
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