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"
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