(1913 - 2010)
Jim (James) Jr. Hooley was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maine. Jim Hooley is known for realist landscape and marine painting, teaching.
Biography Jim Hooley
American Artist James J. Hooley Jr known as Jim Hooley is known for his realistic watercolors, and oil paintings. His sharp crystal clear style remains consistent in most all of his works for over the past 50 years.
Although his father, a Boston band leader, wanted him to become a musician, Hooley taught himself to paint as a youngster and excelled. In World War II, he was a radio operator with the U.S. Army Airborne in Europe. A friend mailed him some crayons, and he got to work, painting scenes on attic walls where he monitored radio signals and drawing pin-up girls by fellow GIs' bunks, to their delight.
Back in Boston after the war he married, and began work as a printer. He continued painting in the evenings and on weeke
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