James Robert Valerio was active/lived in Illinois. James Valerio is known for super real figure-genre, landscape.
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Born in Chicago, Illinois, James Valerio has remained a life-long resident there and is both a well-known landscape, figure, and portrait painter and art professor, teaching at Northwestern University in Evanston.
He uses both oil and pencil in a style that is realist and meticulous. It is also a style that goes against the grain of prevalent modernism and conceptualism, which he regards as "based more on theory that technical skill."
Source: "Art & Antiques," March 2002