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James Tracy was born in the art colony of Nashville, Indiana in nineteen fifty. His exposure to the art of T.C. Steele, Gustav Baumann, Glenn Cooper Henshaw, Adolf Shulz, L.O. Griffith, Marie Goth, and other local masters led to an early awakening of his natural artistic talent. He began formal training at eight years of age, studying with area artists. Tracy later attended Indiana University Southeast, The University of New Mexico, and Indiana University. Since embarking on his professional career over twenty five years ago Tracy has explored most drawing and painting media, specializing in oil paintings of rural landscape, still life, and portraiture. Since 1990 he has also been involved in printmaking, creating woodcuts and serigraphs. He has won awards in many prestigious exhibitions including The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts exhibitions, and The Trinidad National Fine Arts Exhibition at the A. R. Mitchell Art Museum in Trinidad, Colorado. In 2001 Tracy was distinguished as one of the artists featured in 75 Miles In Any Direction, an exhibition of contemporary Indiana art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Columbus Gallery. In 2006 he was awarded the American Artists' Professional League Award in the Annual Juried Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. His work is included in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad, including the Indiana State Museum. Mr.Tracy was chosen in 2002 for inclusion in the "Marquis Who's Who In America" for his contributions to the arts. He is represented by the Brown County Art Gallery Association in Nashville, Indiana, and The Venue Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana. 

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Winter House   oil on panel
                                                             

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