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James Melchert

Americanb. 1930​

James Melchert is an Oakland-based artist who has been at the center of the Bay Area’s artistic growth for many years. Melchert completed undergraduate studies in Art history at Princeton and received degrees at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley in Painting. He served as Visual Arts head at the National Endowment for the Arts and the Director of the American Academy at Rome. Melchert has worked in a variety of media, including drawing, film, and ceramics. The path of his artistic development is conceptual, and his ideas led him to a unique process involving ceramic tiles: breaking them, drawing on them, reassembling them and painting the new constructions with glaze. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, Museums of Modern Art in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Kyoto; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and Documenta 5 in Kassel, Germany.

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