There are only a few people lucky enough to create a world of their
own and make you wish you could live in it, and James C. Christensen
is one of them. Inspired by the world's myths, fables, fantasies, he
fills his prints with wonderful people, places and things as real as
your adult dreams and as beloved as your fondest childhood memories.
Born in Culver City, California, in 1942, James Christensen was raised
in Southern California. He attended the University of California at Los
Angeles and Brigham Young University. He has taught art in secondary
schools, worked as designer and illustrator for the New Era Magazine,
and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Brigham Young University.
Christensen has been successful in both illustration and gallery art.
He has had one man shows in California, Utah, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
His work is represented in museum and private collections in North America
and Europe. He was commissioned by Time/Life Books to do a number of
paintings for its "Enchanted Worlds" series. His paintings
have also appeared in Omni magazine and numerous fantasy book covers.
Christensen was featured in the NASA exhibition, "Visions of Other
Worlds". His work may also be seen in the New York Society of Illustrators
Annual, American Illustration, and Outstanding American Illustrators,
recently published in Japan.
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