James Ross Bryson was born in Canada in 1856 and passed away in Chicago in 1918. He is buried in Canada. He was an illustrator for several calendar companies, but mainly did work for the Thomas D. Murphy company of Red Oak Iowa. He painted mainly woman. His paintings were often quite risque for publication for the time period.
Rebecca Bryson, Bryson surname researcher and genealogist (www.angelfire.com)
Tim and Michelle Smith, illustration art collectors