Adam Sherriff Scott was born in Perth, Scotland in 1887. He studied art at the Edinburgh School of Art and immigrated to Canada in 1911 or 1912. He died in Montreal, Quebec in 1980.
He was a portrait painter as well as a landscape artist, but is best-known for his series of historical paintings of Canada, which he executed for Canadian Pacific, Royal Bank, and for the Public Archives of Canada.
He produced oil paintings about Champlain and painted self-portraits and Inuit portraits. He also received a commission for the Royal Bank of Canada in commemoration of the centenary of transatlantic steam navigation.
He produced paintings, prints, engraving, lithograph and watercolours.
Library and archives Canada
Source: Library and archives Canada