James Spitzer Biography

James Spitzer




James (Jim) Spitzer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1936. He studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earning BS, MA, and MFA degrees under the tutelage of a variety of well-known artists Alfred Sessler, Dean Meeker and Warrington Colescott. Spitzer taught at Colleges and Universities in New York, Arizona and Wisconsin. He later turned to full-time drawing, painting, woodcut and sculpture.

Spitzer exhibited extensively, and had his own solo shows at Carus gallery in New York City, New York University, Cornell College, Ithaca University, University of North Carolina, Southern Florida University, Sonoma State University. Spitzer moved to  Santa Rosa, California in the 19

James Spitzer fused his woodcut murals into woodblock murals, while also working in acrylic. Currently, Spitzer is working in acrylic medium and his subjects are often abstractions, abstract landscapes and caricatured portraits.

Jim Spitzer died on December 4, 2018 in Santa Rosa, California.