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James Havens

 (1900 - 1960)
James Dexter Havens was active/lived in New York.  James Havens is known for landscape painting, woodblocks.

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James Dexter Havens was born in January 13, 1900 in Rochester, New York and had a fairly unremarkable childhood until he was fourteen, at which time he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.  Doctors gave him only two years to live, but he clung to life for the next eight years, albeit bedridden much of the time.  In order to combat boredom, he turned to drawing.

In the early 1920s, Attorney James S. Havens—the artist's father—who had already served as a U.S. Representative to Congress (1910-11) and was head of its legal department of the Eastman Kodak Co.—was searching for something to help his desperately ill son.  Through his high offices at Kodak, he rubbed shoulders and played golf with a great many   ...  Displaying 750 of 9260 characters.

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CALM AT MUSKOKA
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