James Francis O'Brien was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts. James OBrien is known for streetscene, urban views, landscape.
Born in Newtonville, Massachusetts, James O'Brien exhibited a love of drawing and painting from a very early age. As a high school student, he took all possible elective courses in art and technical drawing. He supplemented this study with evening courses at M.I.T. Following his move to Washington, DC as a young man, he enrolled in the Washington Workshop of the Arts. WWA, like the Art Students League in New York City, was a school in which all the classes were taught by a rotating roster of professional artists.
During WW II, his technical artistic training served his country well when he was put to work as a map maker. In the final year of the war, O'Brien married. On his honeymoon in New York City, he found time to paint the roof ... Displaying 750 of 3201 characters.