James Vance biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.
James Vance (1919- )...Born: Los Angeles, CA
Studied: Art Center School (Los Angeles), Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles), Art Students League (New York)
Member: American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society.
James Vance grew up in the Los Angeles area and began studying at Art Center while still in high school. After additional studies in watercolor painting in Los Angeles and New York, he began exhibiting his works nationally.
Vance has lived in California most of his life and worked as an illustrator, designer and art director for the motion picture and television industries. In addition, he has taught watercolor painting at the Kansas City Art Institute.
James Vance biographical information:
Interview with James Vance, 1985.