J James Akston
(1898 - 1983)
J. James Akston was active/lived in New York, Florida / Poland. J Akston is known for surreal, abstract painting.
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Biography J. James Akston
During the 1960s and '70s the entrepreneur-artist James Joseph Akston adopted a unique Surreal-Expressionist style in order to present his private primordial universe and lampoon its denizens - a ribald cast of animal creatures with human foibles. A successful industrialist, he began his career with General Motors foreign operations and then started his own business.
Intermittently he studied painting, first with Jerry Farnsworth in North Truro and then With Orozco in Mexico. In the early 1960s Akston became publisher-editor of a group of art publications which included the magazine Arts. Initially an abstractionist, Akston had one man exhibitions at the New York Convention Center, the Corcoran Museum in Wash
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