James Francis Gill is active/lives in Oregon, California. James Gill is known for mod-pop figure, portrait-nude painting, sculpture.
Biography James Gill
In 1934 James Francis Gill was born in Tahoka, Texas and grew up in San Angelo where his mother, an interior decorator and entrepreneur, encouraged her son to have an artistic interest. When Gill was around 10 years old, his mother painted a wooden floor in the family home in the style of Jackson Pollock. In high school, Gill and some friends started a rodeo club to pursue their first dream of being cowboys.
1953-1956, Gill served in the United States Marines and after leaving the Marines, he earned his living as an architect/illustrator. This was a curious beginning for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. In the summer of 1962, Gill traveled to Los Angeles with a series of paintings under his arm titled Women in Ca
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