Artist Profile

James Strombotne

b. 1934

James Strombotne was born in Watertown, South Dakota. He was raised and educated in Southern California; receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in 1956 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate School in 1959. He received a fellowship from Pomona College to study in Italy, and in 1962 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for further study in Rome. The same year, a feature article about his work appeared in Time Magazine.

Strombotne’s first one-man show was at the Studio 44 gallery in San Francisco in 1956. Since then, he has had over seventy five one-man shows, with twelve retrospectives: four in New York City, twenty-two in Los Angeles, and others in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Newport Beach, and other venues.



Works in Our Collection

James Strombotne
Laguna Beach
Oil on canvas, 1960
50 1/2 x 70 1/4 inches
Gift of Sterling Holloway

James Strombotne
Picasso and the Cubist Monster
Oil on canvas, c. 1965
44 x 48 inches
Gift of the artist