James Kramer (b. 1927), "Indian Corn and Wedding
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James Kramer was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1927 and studied at the Cleveland School of Art and Ohio State University. After entering the architectural profession he continued to exhibit his paintings in Ohio and in California after moving to Carmel in 1957. He retired from architecture in 1970, devoting full time to his painting. James moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1976 and recently returned to California where they now make their home. Early in his career, Kramer was attracted to watercolor because he found an inner light there that could not be achieved with opaque media, which can be seen in this painting of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Awards, exhibitions and other highlights include, Frederick Remington Award for Artistic Merit; Cowboy Hall of Fame Gold Medals and Silver Medals for watercolor. Collections include the University of Nevada, the Museum of Western Art Monterey Peninsula's Museum of Art and Georgetown Historical Society. James was designated an AOA (Artist of America) Master in 1992 and exhibited at the prestigious Prix de West Exhibition from 1996-2000.