Calabi Gallery

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Jim Spitzer

The Bridge at Betsy Crossing by Jim Spitzer, 1991, Woodblock Print, 1/100

Space Eggs – The Visitation by Jim Spitzer, 1986, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 32

100 Thousand Poets for Change by Jim Spitzer, Oil on Panel, 32×31-1/2 – Click for info on 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Spitzer, Bridge over KinnikinnickBridge over Kinnikinnick by Jim Spitzer, Circa 1980s, Woodcut, 60×108

Spitzer, Space Egg The Endless Journey

Space Egg – The Endless Journey by Jim Spitzer, 1986, Acrylic on Panel, 28×22

The Landing by Jim Spitzer, 1984, Acrylic on Panel, 16×22 – SOLD

Spitzer, Ship of FoolsShip of Fools by Jim Spitzer, 2010, Acrylic on Board, 32×32

All of My Yesterdays by Jim Spitzer, Acrylic on Panel, 17×22

Sonoma Hills by Jim Spitzer, 1982, Acrylic on Panel, 16×20

After by Jim Spitzer, 1984, Acrylic on Panel, 20×24

Bridge by Jim Spitzer, 1982, Acrylic on Panel, 12×16-1/2

My Harbor by Jim Spitzer, 2009-10, Acrylic on Panel, 24×32

Patsy’s Garden by Jim Spitzer, 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 16×16

The Brown Nun Comes To Save Little Broken Baby Jesus by Jim Spitzer, 2004, Acrylic on Panel, 32×30

Animals by Jim Spitzer, 2008, Acrylic on Paper, 30×22

Spitzer, Patsy's GardenPatsy’s Garden by Jim Spitzer, 2008, Acrylic on Paper, 11×13-1/2

Your World Is All Fucked Up by Jim Spitzer, 2010, Acrylic on Paper, 8×8

Try Not To Piss On Your Neighbors’ Lawn by Jim Spitzer, 2010, Acrylic on Paper, 8×8

Judgement of Guidance by Jim Spitzer, 2010, Acrylic on Paper, 8×8

Mom Was NOT PERFECT — by Jim Spitzer, 2010, Acrylic on Paper, 8×8

Painter, printmaker, and sculptor Jim (James) 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 Alfred Sessler, Dean Meeker and Warrington Colescott, among others. Spitzer taught at Colleges and Universities in New York, Arizona and Wisconsin. After settling in Sonoma County, California, in the 1970s, he taught for a time at Sonoma State University, before dedicating his full time to art.

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, and Sonoma State University.

In the later half of his life James Spitzer focused his attention on fusing his woodcut materials into murals, as well as painting in acrylics. Throughout his career his subjects were abstracted land- and cityscapes, often rolling hills of California and Wisconsin seen through a brightly-hued lens, as well as humorous, caricatured portraits and scenes of daily life.

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

Jim Spitzer Official Website

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