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 James J. James  (1894 - 1969)

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Lived/Active: California/Oregon/Kansas      Known for: Painting; Etching

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Born in Woodston, KS on April 27, 1894.  James ran away from home at age 13.  He lived in the Nevada desert for six months and worked as a diver for Scripps Institute of Oceanography.  He then studied at the AIC and Metropolitan Art Institute.  While a resident of San Diego in 1926, he operated an art gallery.  By 1930 he had moved to Portland, OR where he worked on the docks .  James died there on Jan. 22, 1969.  Part Cherokee, his forte was Native American art. 

Member:  Silver Palette Club; Oregon Society of Artists. 

Exh: Springville (UT) High School, 1926.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Oregon Journal, 1-23-1969 (obit).
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