Justice For All by J Scott Nicol.
This is not a photo. It is an original oil painting.
24” x 48”
The painting entitled “Justice For All” identifies some of the best Lawyer Movies of all time. Featuring:
- Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird”
- “Inherit The Wind” fictionalizes the 1925 “Scopes Trial” as a means to discuss McCarthyism
- “JFK,” directed by Oliver Stone examines the events and conspiracies leading up to the assassination of president JFK
- “Anatomy of a Murder” directed by Otto Preminger is considered one of the finest trial movies ever made
- “A Few Good Men” starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. Best line – “You Can’t Handle the Truth”
- “The Firm” starring Tom Cruise is based on the book by John Grisham
- “My Cousin Vinny” starring Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci as Vincent Gambini. One of my favorite movies that I will watch anytime it comes on TV
- “A Civil Action” starring John Travolta and Robert Duval is based on the book by Jonathan Harr
- “12 Angry men” (I prefer the original 1957 movie) starring Henry Fonda and a cast of incredible actors. Considered one of the best courtroom dramas of all time
- “Erin Brockovich” is a true story starring Julia Roberts who fights against PG&E
J Scott Nicol — America’s Premier Painter of Books
“My passion for art began in High School. In 1979, I graduated from Rutgers University with a Fine Art degree in Photography and Painting. For the next 28 years, I was a successful commercial artist in print, video, graphics and textile design.
At age 50, I rediscovered my passion for fine art painting. I was selected by The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to create a series of paintings to commemorate their “First Performances.”
From the success at The Kennedy Center, I focused on Broadway, another love of mine, and created a series of paintings using books, objects and sheet music, to commemorate the top Broadway musicals of all time. I worked closely with the Broadway community incorporating props and playbills from the actual shows in each oil painting.
The books used in the Broadway paintings inspired my next series incorporating books on a shelf. Classic first edition books as well as invented Pop culture book spines are realistically painted, incorporating trompe l’oeil rips and tears.”
Each of his paintings in the series is thematic. Much like a bookstore or library organizes its books into categories; Scott creates his book paintings into themes based on Popular Culture organized by years such as “1969,” Art History as seen in “Pop Art” and “Art Deco,” Biography themes like “Tormented Genius” and Travel themes organized by city shown in “New York, New York.”
In addition to all the work involved in researching and developing each component of the painting, Scott makes up and creates each book separately. With over two hundred and fifty books created so far the iconic images run the gamut of subjects including; Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Joe Namath, John Riggins, Neil Armstrong, Marlon Brando, Woodstock, The Beetles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Buddy Holly, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Babe Ruth, Ben Franklin, Don Quixote, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Vermeer, Dali, Erte, Warhol, Lichtenstein, The Cubs, The Phillies, Blues Brothers, The Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and so many more to come.