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 James E. (Jim) Nawara  (1945 - )

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Lived/Active: Michigan/Illinois      Known for: aerial landscape view painting, printmaking, teaching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Jim Nawara was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1945.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago*.  He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking* at the University of Illinois.  In 1969 he accepted a teaching appointment at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, where he is currently professor of art.??

His prints, drawings and paintings have been shown in a long list of national and international group exhibitions over the past two decades.  Additionally, he has had one-man exhibitions at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.??

Nawara's work has been acquired for numerous museum and university collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Bradford City Art Gallery (England), Aukland City Art Gallery (New Zealand), National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), Northern Illinois University, Georgia State University, University of California, Auburn University, Miami University, University of Western Ontario, and others.
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Nawara's work has focused on imaginary aerial views of landscape. While the subjects are invented, they are based on considerable observation from airplanes and interests in geology, cartography and archaeology.

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Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
Born : Chicago 1945

Education :  BFA School of Art Institute of Chicago 1967;  MFA University of Illinois 1969

Teaching Experience :  University of Illinois Teaching Assistant 1967-1969; University of Illinois Extension Programs 1968-1969; Wayne State University Assistant Professor 1969 to present.

Exhibitions: (solo and small group)
University of Windsor 1974; Willis Gallery in Detroit 1974; Art Images at Willis Gallery 1974; Eleven Michigan Artists at Michigan State University 1975; Three Man Show at Willis Gallery 1976; National Invitational Drawing Exhibit at Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin 1976; one-man print exhibit at South Dakota Art Center; Eleven Detroit Photographers at Detroit Artists Market 1976; Invitational Drawing Show at Grand Rapids Art Museum 1976; "Land" at Kohler Arts Center 1976; Twelve Printmakers at Somerset Mall in Troy 1976; Invitational Print Show at State University College in Oneonta, New York 1976.

Exhibitions: (group)
Seattle Print International 1971; Calgary Graphics Exhibit 1972; British Print Biennale in Bradford England 1972 1974, 1976; World Print Competition at San Francisco Museum of Art 1973; Biennale of Graphic Art at Ljubljana in Yugoslavia 1973; Biennale of Graphic Art and Multiples in Segovia Spain 1974; British Drawing Biennial in Cleveland England 1975; Print Biennale in Krakow, Poland 1976.

Traveling Group Exhibitions
Traveling Exhibition of Prints at Georgia State University 1970-1971; Library of Congress Traveling Exhibition of Prints 1971-1972; Exhibtion of Prints and Drawings at Northern Illinois University 1971-1972; Traveling Exhibition of Drawings at Texas Fine Arts Commission 1972-1973; Smthsonian Traveling Exhibition of Prints and Drawings 1973-1975; British Drawing Biennale Touring Exhibition 1975-1976; Traveling Exhibition of Drawings at Minnesota Museum of Art 1975-1976; Touring International Print Exhibitions at Tate Gallery in London 1977-1978.

National Group Exhibitions
Pennsyvlania Academy 1964th Annual 1969; American Drawing Biennial at Norfolk Museum 1969; National Drawing Exhibit at San Francisco Museum of Art 1970; National Print Exhibit at Georgia State University 1970 and 1976; Library of Congress 22nd National Exhibit of Prints 1971; Annual Drawing and Sculpture Show at Ball State 1971, 1974, 1975; Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition 1972 and 1975; Midyear Exhibit at Butler Institute 1972, 1973, 1975; Drawings USA at Minnesota Museum of Art 1973 and 1975; Boston Printmakers Exhibit 1973; Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibit 1974 and 1975; Hawaii National Print Exhibit 1975; 20th National Print Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum 1976.

Regional Group Exhibitions
Regional Fine Arts Biennial at Louisville Art Center 1969; Michigan Watercolor Society 1971; All-Michigan Exhibition at Flint Institute 1971 and 1973; Landscape Now at Detroit Artists Market 1972; Michigan Painters and Printmakers Exhibit at Grand Rapids 1973; Detroit Artists Invitational 1974; Michigan Photographic Arts Exhibition at Wayne State 1974; Michigan Focus at Grand Rapids 1974 and 1975; Multiple Statements at Detroit Artists Market 1975.

Cash Awards:
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 1970; Ball State University 1971, 1974, 1975; Detroit Artists Market 1972; Grand Rapids Art Museum 1973; Los Angeles Printmaking Society 1974

Holdings:
Auburn University; Western Washington State College; Northern Illinois University; Del Mar College; Butler Institute of American Art; Dulin Gallery in Knoxville; Springfield Art Association; Minot State College; Western Ontario University; Western Michigan University; Bradford City Art Gallery in Bradford, England; Georgia State University; South Dakota State University; National Endowment for the Arts; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Michigan Council for the Arts; Detroit Institute of Arts; Ford Motor Company Fund; Grosse Pointe Public Library;  City National Bank.

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