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Andrew Scott DeJesse


Andrew Scott DeJesse is an American artist residing in the Texas Panhandle. His paintings elevate the everyday imagery of the Great Plains. This series steers away from creating "picturesque" imagery of stereotypical visuals of the Southwest. Andrew searches for the raw beauty of objects and spaces which are all but forgotten. He selects subjects which highlight the 'real', not an idealized version of the West. His subject matter is influenced by the rich history of the area from the early Spanish explores up through the 20th Century. Just as the Regionalist artists of the 1930's sought to capture rural life amid the early 20th century urbanization, Andrew attempts to draw a contemporary audience into a simpler world free from modern distractions.

Andrew Scott DeJesse grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey and received his BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After several years of working as an art director in pharmaceutical advertising he left the Northeast and settled in Texas where he began his expressive work.

Andrew's work has been exhibited in several solo and group shows and can be found in many private and corporate collections such as Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, West Texas A & M University, Lyondell, Halliburton, Schlumberger and National Oil Well.

Andrew serves as a Major in the U. S. Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs Officer. He currently is developing an Army training program focused on the protection of art and cultural property/heritage in armed conflict. He has served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.