John Scott Williams (August 18, 1877 - November 1975) was an English artist active in the United States. Born in Everton, Liverpool, England, Williams immigrated to the United States in 1885 and studied nights at the Art Institute of Chicago. While attending the Art Institute, Williams worked as a photographic retoucher and commercial artist. After graduating, Williams worked for the New York Herald Tribune from 1927 - 1934. His work also appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, and Collier's. He served as head of the fine arts department at Wyoming State University from 1948 - 1952 and also organized the American Artists' Professional league, serving as the organization's president from 1955 - 1957. He married Clara Elsene Peck, a fellow artist with whom he collaborated often, in 1906, with whom he had two children. Williams and Peck divorced in 1930, and Williams married Mina Van Bott later that same year on June 30, 1930 in Leonia, New Jersey. Williams died in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in November 1975.

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