James E. Coe is active/lives in New York. James Coe is known for bird identity guide and impressionist landscape painting.
Biography James Coe
Best known for his realistic field-guide illustrations of birds, James
Coe has begun creating impressionistic plein-air renderings of
Encouraged by his acceptance into the 1980 Birds in
Art Show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum at age 23, (one of the
two youngest artists) he took this as encouragement to pursue formal
art training. He began by earning a biology degree at Harvard
University, a master of fine arts at Parson's School of Design in New
York City, and then spent 30 years birding.
During his years at
Parson's, he worked with both bird illustration and looser,
impressionistic work in oils. After graduation, Coe began
illustration work for three books over the next 10 years, whic
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