- Full Description
The stories behind James Bama's most enduring paintings are revealed in this personal journey. Close to 230 sketches reveal the thoughts and process of this legendary artist. Follow Bama as he chronicles the lives of those that inspired his art and personally annotates each and every image here!
Numerous sketches provide the background for some of his most famous fine art paintings. A large selection of preliminaries show the many ideas recorded for unfinished pieces. This is the first time Bama has opened his sketch archives to the public. Pencil drawings and color compositions from his entire career are included. His preliminaries span works from his early teens, student years, and as a professional illustrator.
However, the majority of works feature his fine art career: Native American, western, wildlife, mountain men, and landscape art inspired by the environment of his Wyoming home. Also included are works from his travels to China, Mexico, Tibet and Turkey.
Born in 1926, James Bama has had a long and varied art career. As a youth in New York City, he graduated from the High School of Music and Art. Following his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he studied at the Art Students League with such notable instructors as Frank Reilly. Afterwards, he began a 15-year relationship with the Charles E. Cooper Studios. As a freelancer, he produced art for the Baseball Hall of Fame, New York Giants, and U.S. Air Force, as well as hundreds of paperback covers, including the acclaimed 62 for the Doc Savage series.
Introduction by Cathy and Arnie Fenner (Spectrum). Overview by publisher John Fleskes.
Bama was the recipient of the Spectrum Grand Master Award in 1998, and the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Award in 2000. His previous book collections include The Western Art of James Bama (1975), The Art of James Bama (1993), and James Bama: American Realist (2006).
- Additional Information
Item Code JBS Publisher Flesk Publish Date 2010 ISBN 9781933865249 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 144pg Color Full Color