Born Nicholas James Philip Wegner in Bromley Kent November1948, Nicholas Philip James (from 2002) studied painting with Frank Auerbach and Keith Vaughan at the Slade School, UCL (BA), printmaking with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Press and History of Art (MA) at Kingston University. His primary attraction to landscape developed in works made in the 1960s on site in Sussex, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District progressing to city views of London and Paris. Corporate assignments have included repeat commissions for US chain Gilbert/Robinson inc, Inchcape plc, Arther Guinness and Co. In 1973 he initiated The Gallery 65a Lisson Street, over the next five years producing projects including artists Vaughan Grylls, John Latham, Rita Donagh, Stephen Willats, Tony Rothon, Gerald Newman and Jonathan Miles. From 1988-91 with Sarah Batiste he published Cv Journal of Art and Crafts, researching interviews with Eduardo Paolozzi, Rachel Whiteread, Helen Chadwick and others, gathering an archive of over 200 interviews with artists and curators which formed to basis of Cv/Visual Arts Research (1995 to present). The Cv catalogue numbers some 350 titles in print and 60 audiobooks. He is publisher and series editor of Cv Publications and manager of Philip James Studio, based at Candid Arts Trust in Islington.
Studio web: www.tracksdirectory.ision.co.uk/philipjames