Jim Cantrell paints primarily with oils and watercolors. He
describes his technique as abstracted realism. His forte is the
human figure encompassing masterful composition, & technique.
Henry Adams, of the Cleveland Museum of Fine Art and
biographer of Thomas Hart Benton, describes him as "an artist
who transforms raw tubes of paint into designs and images, filled
with pattern, meaning, illusion, and pictorial depth. His nuances of
color, texture, or shape take on a fascinating life of their own,
similar to, and yet recognizably separate from, the world of actual
John Streetman, Director of the Evansville Museum of Arts &
Science, says "Perhaps no contemporary realist painter of our
region imbues 'realism' with more narrative intrigue than Jim
Cantrell. Although nodding to centuries-old traditions, Cantrell
brings an urgency and 'new-ness' to each well-reasoned
work—easily recognizable as his own".
A native of Oklahoma and raised in eastern Nebraska, Cantrell earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the A native of
Oklahoma and raised in eastern Nebraska, Cantrell earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the
University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1958 and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in
Greeley in 1965 with a double emphasis in ceramics & painting. He began his distinguished career as a teacher. In 1971
he established himself as an independent studio artist in Bardstown, Kentucky where he continues to work.
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