I found out yesterday that James Christensen died on January 8, 2017, of cancer at the age of 74.
He was one of my influences, of which I recall spending quite a bit of time going through a couple of his books, in particular, I was enamored his work in “A Journey of the Imagination: The Art of James Christensen” and also loved his work in “Voyage of the Basset“.
His ornately costumed characters captivated me, and his flying fish with flying boats furthered the sense of magic & adventure for me.
I pulled my books off the shelf and think I’ll spend some time with at least a portion of the amazing work that Mr. Christensen created.
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