James began exploring art at Fleisher as a child and has been a member of our faculty for many years. He’s known for his variety of paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media pieces. He is a recipient of the Living Legend Award from University of Pennsylvania, and is among the first black graduates of the university’s master of fine arts program. His paintings are housed in public and private collections around the world, and numerous public works are displayed throughout the city. A great deal of his work has also been purchased by various corporate and private collectors such as The Dave Matthews Band, Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle.