Mountain Trails Gallery

Jim Carson

Artist Statement

“In my paintings I strive to combine romantic idealism with historical reality to create lasting interpretations of America’s westward expansion and the heroic people who lived it.” – Jim Carson

Known for his romantic depictions of the West, Jim Carson thoroughly researches his subject matter, which combines romantic idealism and chronicled historical events. He is dedicated to keeping alive visions of the Old West.

Education

1964
Memphis State University, Memphis, TN: BS in Chemistry, Mathematics and German Language
1970
New York University, NY: Ph. D. in Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Physics
1971- 1973
Postdoctoral fellowship Princeton, University: Molecular Physics
Princeton University: Taught Undergraduate Chemistry

Career

1974
Began a career illustrating western book covers from major publishing houses in New York.
1980
Founded Hankins and Tegonborg, Ltd, New York City, an agency representing commercial illustrators.

Awards

1984
Nominated: Spur Award for Best Western Cover

Museum Collection

Pearce Civil War Museum and Western Art Collection; Corsicana, TX

Magazine References

2004
Southwest Art Magazine, March: Start Your Collection
2001
Art-Talk, October: In the Galleries

Book References

2005
Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson, The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North: American Artists to March, pp 479.
2002
Editors, May Galleries, Gold Medal Artists, pp 30.
1982
Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Contemporary Western Artists, pp 608.

 

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