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James Jarvaise

 (born 1931)
James J. Jarvaise is active/lives in California.  James Jarvaise is known for non objective, collage.

James Jarvaise

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The following biography is based on information provided to by Jean Jarvaise:

James Jarvaise was born in New York City and lived in Chicago and Pittsburgh before moving to California in 1946, where he first lived in Los Angeles and from 1969 in Santa Barbara. He has held many teaching positions and from 1991 served as Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Oxnard College.

He was educated at Carnegie Tech. in Pittsburgh, PA.. Ecole Dart/ Biarritz, France with Fernand Legere, and earned a B.F.A from the University of Southern California in 1952, studied at Yale in 1953 and earned an M.F.A. in 1954 from the University of Southern California.

EXHIBITIONS (One Man Shows):
Felix Landau Gallery
Allan Gallery, New York, 1967
Thibault Gallery, New York, 1961
Gallery San Jorge, Madrid, Spain, 1963
Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, 1974

University of Southern California, 1955 through 1962, Pennsylvania State University Summer Session/ 1963, University of Madrid (in connection with
International Art Exposition) 1963, Pennsylvania State University Summer Session/ 1964, Occidental College 1965/ 1966/ 1967/ 1968, Chouinard Art Institute 1965/ 1966 /1967 California Institute of the Arts 1968/ 1969, Santa Barbara Art Institute 1970-1974

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James Jarvaise was born in NYC on Feb. 16, 1931.  Jarvaise was active in Los Angeles from the 1940s.  He obtained his M.F.A. at USC and taught at that school (1955-62) and Chouinard Art Institute (1965-67).  While in Santa Barbara in 1969-73, he was chairman of the painting department at the Art Institute.  He later headed the art department at Oxnard College.  He currently lives in Santa Barbara. 

Exh:  Calif. WC Society, 1951; Metropolitan Museum, 1953; San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art, 1953; San Diego Museum, 1954; Seattle Museum, 1955; USC, 1955, 1957, 1962; 1967; Museum of Modern Art (NYC), 1959; Gump's (SF), 1961; Virginia Museum, 1961; Denver Museum 1953, 1954, 1958; Long Beach Museum, 1955; Santa Barbara Museum, 1951-57, 1972. 

Works held in public places:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Butler Inst. (Ohio).

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About  James Jarvaise

Born:  1931 - New York, New York
Known for:  non objective, collage