Artist: James L Huntington (born 1941) American
Titled: Diamond only
Medium: Liquitex on canvas
Signed and dated 1966 on reverse
Farhat Art Museum Collection

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Measures  23×23 inches

 

Jim Huntington was born in Indiana in 1941. He attended the State University in Bloomington, Indiana, then El Camino College in California in the late 1950s. Huntington was awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships as well as grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. A number of his one-person exhibitions were held in galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston.

After living many years in New York, Huntingon moved to Coupland, Texas in 1994 where he continues to reside and work. With the help of a few friends and neighbors, Huntington maintains the Huntington Sculpture Foundation, a trust that the artist set up to preserve his work. The Foundation features small sculptures inside his studio workshop and dozens of large sculptures on the acreage surrounding the workshop.

Huntington’s work is held in numerous museums, and in private and public collections of such institutions as: Power Institute of Contemporary Art in Australia, Kansai Gaidai University in Japan, Scripps College in California, Boston Public Library, Storm King Center in New York, the Noguchi Sculpture Garden in Costa Mesa, California, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Sources include:
1. Grounds for Sculpture; http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
2. Community Impact Newspaper, May 8, 2009: http://impactnews.com/central-austin/
3. Huntington Sculpture Foundation; huntingtonsculpture.org
4. Texas Monthly, July 2009; texasmonthly.com/2009-07-01

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