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James Strombotne
American, b.1934

Girl Watching, 2005

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Some years ago, in the 1960’s, I saw Jim Strombotne’s work at Frank Perls Gallery. I was deeply moved. In the 1990’s, I witnessed his series of paintings, The Entry of Christ into Los Angeles, and again, I was very much impressed. Strombotne’s palette is simple, strong and flat; a very contemporary point of view.

This exhibition beginning with The Entry of Christ into Los Angeles VII, employs Strombotne’s wit, talent, skill, line, paint and color in the construction of a powerful theme carried out with aplomb, sincerity, vitality, and critical skill. The Getty Museum recently acquired a painting by James Ensor of a similar subject, Entry of Christ into Brussels, a study of grotesque humanity which inspired this series.

Strombotne’s first one-man show was in San Francisco in 1956, and since then, he has had over seventy five one-man shows, with twelve retrospectives, four in New York City, twenty five Museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, City Art Museum, St. Louis, La Jolla Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum, TX, Hirshhorn Museum, DC, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Strombotne’s one-man shows include the Orange County Museum of Art, CA, Frank Perls Gallery, LA, and many others. Strombotne earned a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962, and in the same year, a feature article on him appeared in Time Magazine. He was rewarded the honor of exhibiting at the Carnegie International, Whitney Annual, and Corcoran Biennial.

James continues to paint and teach at the University of California, Riverside, where he has been for 30 years. - Herbert Palmer