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Lane, Jim

Meet Jim Lane

I'm fifty-ish, balding, bearded, bespectacled, professorial, outgoing, knowledgable about a lot of things, expert on a very few. I grew up in the small town of Stockport, situated on the Muskingum River in Southeastern Ohio. I graduated from a un-noteworthy business college in Cincinnati, from the U.S. Air Force, and from Ohio University where I also obtained a masters degree and wracked up several hours of post-graduate work as well.

Happily married for well over a quarter-century, I've (more or less) successfully taught elementary and high school art for a similiar length of time. I've also spent many enjoyable hours in the front of a local community college classroom. Recently I have retired from teaching in favor of writing web pages, traveling, and doing things I've never done before.

The articles you've read at HumanitiesWeb are from a ArtyFacts, a quality newsletter that has been the work of more than five years. You can purchase the entire collection on a fully searchable CD.

For most of my professional life I've run a portrait business out of my home, specializing in sports portraits done in pencil and colored pencil. Aside from a few painted portraits, painting has always been more of a hobby than a source of income which makes me an amateur in every sense except my educational background in the area. You will find examples of my work at I welcome your constructive comments regarding this limited peek at my work. Needless to say, I would also welcome any interest in purchasing any of the works seen here or in my doing custom work of any portrait subject in any medium seen here.

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"Plein Air" and Impressionism
"Rubenesque" Proportions
"The Grand Manner" Comes to America
"The New American Painting"
A Burial at Ornans
Ghent Altarpiece
Hunter Mountain, Twilight
La Grande Jatte
The Frozen Sounds No. 1
The Nighthawks
The Stages of Life
A "New" Giotto
A "New" Poussin Masterpiece
A Child Prodigy
A Japanese Influence
A Long Still-Life Tradition
A Mere Sculptor
A Painter's Legacy
A Pet Project
A Pierre Matisse
A Pretty Face
A State of Flux
A Surreal World in Paint
A Tough Act to Follow
A Young Georgia O'Keeffe
Abstract Expressionism
Abstract Portraits
Abstract v. Non-Representational
Ad Reinhardt
Adding Colour to Photography
Adriaen Brouwer
Aelbert Cuyp
Aerial Perspective
African-American Painting
Agnolo Bronzino
Alan Bean - Artist and Astronaut
Albert Bierstadt
Albert Pinkham Ryder
Albrecht Altdorfer
Albrecht Dürer
Alessandro Magnasco
Alexander Calder
Alexandre Cabanel
Alfred H. Maurer - An American in Paris
Alfred Sisley - The Poet of the Brush
Alfred Stieglitz
All He Could Be?
Alma Woodsey Thomas

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