Born Bromley Kent November1948, Nicholas Philip James 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. He regularly exhibits at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (Winsor & Newton Prize 2003, elected a full member 2006). He has shown at Wold Galleries, Gloucestershire, Courcoux and Courcoux, Stockbridge, The Turner Gallery, Exeter, and Whittington Fine Art Henley in April 2008 with his sister Liz Summers at Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and October 2014 in Depth of Colour at the Lime Tree Gallery Bristol.In June 2017 his work is featured at M1 Fine Art Greenwich. His lithographs are included in the Tate Britain archive (Curwen Gift 1975) with publications on deposit with The British Library media and book collections. His work is held in numerous private collections here and abroad. Entries include Dartmoor Artists (Brian Le Messurier, Hallsgrove Press) and Whos Who In Art(Hilmarton Manor Press). He is publisher and series editor of Cv Publications.
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