Booth Art Works if offering, for the first time, fine art prints of the works of James Scripps Booth. Our prints are on the finest quality archival art paper.
About the Artist
James Scripps Booth was the eldest son of George and Ellen (Scripps) Booth born on May 31, 1888 at 598 Trumball Ave, Detroit Michigan-an heir to the Scripps Booth media empire.
As a native Detroiter, James had an affinity to and had an impact on the early development of the automobile. That, coupled with his familial heritage with the love of arts groomed James to succeed in both the engineering of the automobile as well as becomming a prolific artist.
After marrying on June 1, 1910, Jean McLaughlin, James and Jean spent a year abroad where James was able to study art under many masters in France.
James S. Booth and his uncle William E. Scripps founded the Scripps-Booth Automobile Company in 1914. The first production Model C vehicles appeared in 1915 and were produced until 1917. Several other models were produced from 1916 through 1922. Chevrolet took over the company in 1917 and then General Motors (GM) continued Scripps-Booth production until 1922. Total production of all models was approximately 60,000 of which 56 are known today. The S-B Company was located in Detroit on Beaufait near Gratiot, not far from the present day GM Hamtramck assembly plant. The Scripps-Booth cars were advertised widely and sold around the world.
James and Jean lived in Pasadena California from 1917-1922 and eventually moved back to Detroit Michigan until the death of Jean in 1942. James then married Ellen Norlen and moved to New Canaan, CT where he lived to his death in 1954.
James was an artist, engineer, inventor and philosopher. He invented many cutting edge automotive engineering designs of the time. He also maintained art studios in both his homes in Pasadena and Detroit.
James served as a trustee of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Foundation, and he was on the board of directors of the James E. Scripps Corporationa and the George G. Booth Corporation.
The family crest symbolizes "The bee which seeks out the beautiful, receives the sweet and nourishing, and works energetically to produce enough to share with others." The family motto is "Look to the Bees".