ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jim Anthony’s unabashed glimpses of Americana often contain the stony attribute of his wry humor and the moral weight of his conviction that the artist is, first and foremost, a communicator and that a story should be told or message conveyed. His philosophy is one which speaks of a direct and unimpeded conveyance of an idea.
Anthony studied Design under Buckminster Fuller at Southern Illinois University (SIU). One of his first artworks captured top prize in SIU’s FIRST ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE ART SHOW. The painting, the US Male, currently hangs in the SIU Student Center. His work has since appeared in numerous juried competitions including Chicago Artist Guild's ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Parkersburg (WV) Art Center’s REALISM ‘96 Show, Manhattan Arts International's 1996 FIFTH ANNUAL ART competition earning an Award of Excellence, San Diego Art Institute’s ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION (twice), placed First in Chicago’s Foremost Liquor Stores’ ANNUAL WINE ART COMPETITION, San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild's CENTENNIAL MEMBER'S EXHIBITION, and the Southwestern Artist Association's ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW, to name a few. He currently shows in several galleries and in juried shows nationwide.
Beyond commercial freelancing, corporate assignments and work with the US Navy, Anthony went on to exhibit his work in Chicago, Denver, San Diego and in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. His work can be found in many public and private collections including ships at sea. His work has literally circled the globe.
He is or has been affiliated with the Artist Guild of Chicago, San Diego Museum of Art's Artist Guild, the San Diego Art Institute, Southwestern Artist Association, the Pacific Art League, Scottsdale Artist's League, and Knickerbocker Artists. Presently, Mr. Anthony resides and works in San Diego.
2-Man Show at Gallery 23, Spanish Village in San Diego's Balboa Park- August 2013
1-Man Exhibit at Artisan's Guild Gallery in Sedona Arizona- 1998
The list of artwork to the left starts with some some of Jim's early stuff with more current pieces found at the end of the column. Check it out.
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