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James Christensen & Gregory Editions Fine Art
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James Christensen
James Christensen
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The Greenwich Workshop

 
James Christensen 
 
James C. Christensen

As a retired professor of art, Christensen mingled the myths, legends and fables of the world with a masterful technique that has made him one of today's most renowned fantasy fine artists who has something for everyone in his "land a little left of reality" – the boundless inner universe we all possess. "What I want to achieve with my own world of art is to provide a point of departure for the viewer's imagination," the artist explained. "You bring experiences to the art and you can get something out of it . . . when you use your imagination."
 
Christensen had been using his imagination since he was born in 1942. Since completing painting studies at Brigham young University, the University of California and many places throughout this world (and others), Christensen had won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction Convention can bestow, as well
as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists."Credible pictures of incredible things" is the way James C. Christensen described his paintings.
 
He had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast, and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He had been commissioned by both Time/Life Books and Omni to create illustrations for their publications, and his work has appeared in the prestigious American Illustration Annual and Japan's Outstanding American Illustrators.

He was a proud author as well, delighting in creating stories to go with his unforgettable art. His first book, A Journey of the Imagination: The Art of James Christensen, was published to great acclaim in 1994. His second, the adventure fantasy Voyage of the Basset, has more than 75,000 copies in print and is being prepared as a special-effect-filled television miniseries. His third, the inventive Rhymes & Reasons, was published in May 1997.

The Greenwich Workshop commented on the Master of the Imagination:
"It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of artist James C. Christensen on Sunday, January 8, 2017."

James Christensen

The Greenwich Workshop Collection of Fine Art Original Graphics introduced the work of one of the world's foremost fantasy fine artists as exclusive hand-pulled serigraphs which capture Christensen's vibrant colors and exquisite detail.

fish

For the first time, the popular and distinctive artwork of selected Greenwich Workshop artists was available in a collection of superlative original graphics published by The Greenwich Workshop, North America's leading publisher of limited edition fine art prints and created with the expertise of Gregory Editions, the highly regarded leader in original graphics publishing.

Beginning in 1998, selected works by James C. Christensen, Paul Landry, and Kenneth Riley were published as fine art original graphics, using classic, hand-pulled lithography, serigraphy and mixed media – each technique carefully selected to best complement the artists' original paintings.

Each artist was closely involved with the printmaking and personally approved each phase of the process. The result was very exclusive editions and works of art with the vibrancy of color, detail and texture characteristic of original graphics.

 

Levi Levitates The Stone Fish
© James C. Christensen
The Great Garibaldi
© James C. Christensen

Levi Levitates The Stone Fish

Hand-pulled Serigraph
Image size: 25"w x 20"h
450 Signed and Numbered
50 Artists' Proofs
50 Deluxe Edition

Fall 1998 release
 

The Great Garibaldi

Hand-pulled Serigraph
Image size: 25"w x 20"h
450 Signed and Numbered
50 Artists' Proofs
50 Deluxe Edition

The Latin beatus est pisiculus means "blessed is the little fish." In A Journey of the Imagination: The Art of James Christensen, Christensen explained, "The fish is a symbol I use over and over, and this image is a [thank-you for the magic in our lives.]"

 

 

Benediction
Benediction
950 signed by the artist and consecutively numbered
Image size: 16 1/2"w x 12 3/8"h
from the artist's original oil painting
(Sold Out at Publisher)

 

Superstitions
Superstitions
Image size: 22 1/2"w x 30"h
from the artist's original oil painting

Wish upon a falling star, beware of the black cat and 69 other superstitions!  "Life is a precarious business. Small wonder, then that our ancient forebears were keen to stack the cosmic deck. If you've ever heard that secret voice inside who says: pick up that lucky penny . . . what could it hurt?, then you share something with me and most of the human family," said Christensen.

(A booklet with each print explains all 72 superstitions.)
This print retired April 15, 1998.

 

Wendall
"Even as he stopped wobbling, Wendall realized he had a dilemma"
A Greenwich Workshop Cameo Collection® Print
Image size: 12"w x 9"h
(Sold Out at Publisher)

 

Just how much 'stuff' can we amass?

Jim has an alphabet full in this print.

Are we all "A" to "Z" collectors?

The Collector
The Collector

 
Dove Lady
Dove Lady

   
 
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This page is not affiliated with James C. Christensen, The Greenwich Workshop®, Inc., The Greenwich Workshop® Collection, or Gregory Editions Fine Art. The Greenwich Workshop has granted permission for the use of The Greenwich Workshop® images and their respective marks. Images © James C. Christensen.

Updated: September 15, 2019