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James James

 (1894 - 1969)
James J. James was active/lived in Kansas, California, Oregon.  James James is known for Painting; Etching.

Biography   James James

Born in Woodston, KS on April 27, 1894.  James ran away from home at age 13.  He lived in the Nevada desert for six months and worked as a diver for Scripps Institute of Oceanography.  He then studied at the AIC and Metropolitan Art Institute.  While a resident of San Diego in 1926, he operated an art gallery.  By 1930 he had moved to Portland, OR where he worked on the docks .  James died there on Jan. 22, 1969.  Part Cherokee, his forte was Native American art. 

Member:  Silver Palette Club; Oregon Society of Artists. 

Exh: Springville (UT) High School, 1926.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Oregon Journal, 1-23-1969 (obit).

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