During November the Library display case is featuring artworks by South Pasadena artist Scott Gandell. The works on display indicate the range of applications demonstrated in his works. These range from character designs for children's books to portraits of family members, conceptual pieces for editorial assignments, work for the US Air Force Art Program, advertising graphics, and beyond.
The illustrations and printmaking of Scott Gandell have been
described as delicately detailed and intensely agitated. Scott is a
professional illustrator, printmaker, and an entrepreneur. He is a past
President of The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and is an alumnus of
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Scott’s work has been published in
magazines, newspapers, and books. His work has also been exhibited in galleries
in the U.S. and Canada and has been acquired by clients and collectors
Scott continues his family legacy in the furniture business, along
with his partner Anneline De Croos, at the South Pasadena Mercantile Company,
on Fair Oaks Avenue near the Oxley Street intersection. The space is at once an
interior design showroom, retail outlet, museum, and art gallery. The location
showcases their joint love of art and design, and offers eclectic
home furnishings, accents and accessories, original art, and books.