James Francis O'Brien was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts. James OBrien is known for streetscene, urban views, landscape.
Biography James O'Brien
Born in Newtonville, Massachusetts, James O'Brien exhibited a love of drawing and painting from a very early age. As a high school student, he took all possible elective courses in art and technical drawing. He supplemented this study with evening courses at M.I.T. Following his move to Washington, DC as a young man, he enrolled in the Washington Workshop of the Arts. WWA, like the Art Students League in New York City, was a school in which all the classes were taught by a rotating roster of professional artists.
During WW II, his technical artistic training served his country well when he was put to work as a map maker. In the final year of the war, O'Brien married. On his honeymoon in New York City, he found time to paint the roof
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