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About Jim

Jim was born in Girard, Ohio, which is between Warren and Youngstown in eastern Ohio near the Pennsylvania border. After graduating from Girard High School in 1948, he attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for two years. In 1950 he transferred to the Cleveland Institute of Art from which he graduated in 1953.


Following a two-year tour in the army, Jim returned to the Cleveland area and attended Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) for two years, receiving both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Art Education. After graduation he was hired by the Midview School District in Grafton, Ohio, as art teacher and remained in this position for nineteen years.


In 1977 he was hired by the Elyria City Schools as Art Coordinator, a position he held for ten years. He retired in 1987, after twenty-nine years in public education. Two years later he became an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, where he taught Art Education courses for seventeen years. Throughout his career Jim continued to produce his own art in a variety of media. Jim passed away in January of 2011.


Jim's art studio was in Wellington, Ohio, where he specialized in wood and linoleum block prints and colored pencil drawings. He received many national awards and recognition over the years.


Jim was married and had five children and eight grandchildren.



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