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Lived/Active: Virginia      Known for: botanical still life painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
James Linton Sain (1936-Sept. 10, 2009) Botanical Artist

Harris Advertising Art School, Nashville, Tennessee
Burnley School of Art, Seattle, Washington

Designer, Wayne Carlson hand Screened Wallpapers, San Francisco, California
Visual Merchandising, Fredrick and Nelson, Seattle, Washington
Costume Illustrator, Seattle Opera Company, Seattle, Washington
Free-lance Artist, Seattle, Washington
Director, Visual Merchandising, Gimbel’s, New York City
Director, Visual Merchandising, Belk-Leggett, Charlotte, North Carolina
Designer, Visual Merchandising, New York City and Atlanta Georgia
Botanical Artist, 1986-2009

Group Exhibitions:
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1988
The Royal Horticultural Society, London, England, 1998
Maier Museum of Art, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1996

Solo Exhibitions:
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999
Kenmore Museum, Fredericksburg , Virginia, 1991
Southdown Plantation, Terrebonne Museum, Houma , Louisiana, 1990
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., 1988
Adams Davidson Gallery, Washington D.C., 1986 and 1987
Wintergreen Wildflower Symposium, Wintergreen, Virginia,  1986
Maier Museum of Art, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1986
American Horticultural Society, Mount Vernon, Virginia 1985

Honors and Awards:
The Royal Horticultural Society, London, England:  Grenfell Medical, 1988
Fellow of the Herwerd Lester Cooke Foundation, 1988
Artist-in-residence, Wintergreen, Virginia, 1990
Charlottesville Women’s Club, Dogwood painting in honor Katie Couric’s contributions, Charlottesville, VA, 2001

American Society of Botanical Artists

Works Reproduced:
Gift for Gardener’s Burpee Seed catalogue, Warminster, PA, 1986
Garden Design Magazine, Spring, 1986
Flora of Sweet Briar College Alumni Calendar, Sweet Briar, VA, 1987
Catalogue for The Sixth International Exhibition for Botanical Art and Illustration, Carnegie Mellow University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988
Veranda Magazine, Magnolia postcard to subscribers, Winter, 1990
Veranda Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 4, 1990
Albemarle Magazine, Issue 45, April-May, 1995
Bulletin of The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring, 1999. Southern Accents, Volume 24, Issue 2, March-April, 2001

The Four Seasons of the Blue Ridge Mountain, Triptych 10 ft. wide x 4 ft. high, Michael and Linda Donovan, 1040 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1997
Rare Jewels of the World, 7 murals 5 ½ ft. high x 4 ft. wide, Genette Sain Norman, E. J. Sain Jewelry Company, Nashville, TN, 2006-2007

President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, State Flower of Arkansas
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kenmore Museum, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Terrebonne Museum, Houma, Louisiana
Theodore Cooper, President, Adams Davidson Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Virginia
The Avenal Foundation, Bedford, Virginia
The Nature Conservancy, Wintergreen, Virginia
The Royal Horticultural Society, London, England
Michael and Linda Donovan Collection of American Artists, New York City
E.J. Sain Jewelry Company, Nashville, Tennessee

Susan Phillips, Artists’ work mirrors the life cycle.  The News and Daily Advance, Lynchburg, VA.  13 October 1985, Pages C-12-13
Washington Art Dealers Association Newsletter, Fall 1985
Jo Anne Lewis.  Sain’s true colors;  images of nature at Adams Davidson.  The Washington Post,  9 November 1985, Page G-2.
Mary Allen Woodward.  Eclectic.  Garden Design 5-1, Spring 1986
Report from The Cooke Fellows for 1986.  November, 1986.
Darrell Laurent.  “Sainity:” Artists finds contentment in Thaxton.  The News and Daily Advance, Lynchburg, VA, 19 September 1986, Page B-1.
Gretchen Krug.  Sain’s watercolors bloom at Adams Davidson Gallery.  Wellness letter 2-10, 1986
William Hoy.  Sain at Wildwood, Bedford Bulletin, 15 October 1986
American Artist Magazine.  On exhibition:  a survey of paintings recently shown in galleries and museums, 1987.
Donald Miller.  On art.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Saturday, 29 May 1999, arts and entertainment section.
Jennifer Kramer.  The rebirth of botanical art.  Southern Accents, Marcy-April 2001, page 104.

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