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Baron Scotford
Date: American silhouettist, active Britain, c.1912–c.1939
Biography: Baron Scotford was an American artist who came to England around 1912, after visiting various countries in Europe. He remained many years in London, operating first from a studio in Regents St, and later from Crystal Palace. He returned to America before World War 2, where he set up a Snip Sketch Studio in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Like his contemporary, Hubert Leslie, he made use of slash cuts to indicate highlights and details in clothing. Unlike Leslie he developed this slash cutting technique to a point where he cut his silhouettes almost to ribbons, and then somehow pushed them back into place when pasting them onto a card.