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James Van Fossan, 1964 | Figurative painter

James Van Fossan resides in Eagle, Colorado.
Since leaving the corporate world to focus on his art full time ten years ago, the self taught Van Fossan has come to command some of the highest recognitions in realism. His 2012 painting, Magnum Opus, claimed the coveted Chairman's Choice Award in the 2012/2013 International Art Renewal Center Salon, as well as the Best of Show prize for the The Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste International Competition (Montreal, Canada) in 2014.;

He is sought after by corporate and private collections worldwide and his work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, LUXE Magazine as well as other art and lifestyle publications.
Artist statement
"I paint because it is a language of beauty, a simple and instantaneous manner in which I can communicate my heart clearly. This is the only occupation that has made me truly happy and can bring happiness to others at the same time. I will never stop".

James Van Fossan - Drama Magnifico