(1881 - 1956)
James Albert Holden was active/lived in California. James Holden is known for landscape, still life, mural.
Painter, muralist. Born in Stockport, England on June 26, 1881. Holden was taught to paint early in life by his father who was a fresco painter. In 1904 he immigrated to Oakland, CA where he was a pupil of Richard and J. H. E. Partington. Later he served for many years as art director of Pacific Railway Advertising Company. He painted landscapes of northern California and many murals in homes and public buildings of the San Francisco Bay area before his death in Oakland on Jan. 13, 1956. Member: SFAA; Bohemian Club; Bay Region AA; Society for Sanity in Art. Exh: Oakland Art Fund, 1905; Calif. State Fair, 1910 (gold medal); San Francisco Art Association, 1912-13; Sequoia Club (SF), 1914; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932-44 (prizes); Santa Cruz Art League, 1934; GGIE, 1939; Bohemian Club, 1946. In: St Mary's College (Moraga, CA); Oakland Museum. Murals: Hills Brothers (Edgewater, NJ); Turlock (CA) Post Office; St Francis Hotel (SF). WWAA 1936-56; AAW; DR; Oak/and Tribune, 1-14-1956 & SF Chronicle, 1-15-1956 (obits).
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