James McGarrell was born February 22, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN. He was an American painter and educator who lived and worked in Bloomington, IN; St. Louis, MO; and Newbury, VT. McGarrell passed away February 7, 2020.
B.A. Indiana University; Bloomington, IN
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Skowhegan, ME
M.A. University of California; Los Angeles, CA (1955)
Fulbright grant to State Academy of Art; Stuttgart, Germany (1955)
Teaching: Reed College; Portland, Oregon (1956-59), Indiana University; Bloomington, IN (1959-81)
Professor of Art Emeritus, Washington University; St. Louis, MO (active 1981-1993)
Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Rockefeller Institute Bellagio Residency
McGarrell participated in several collaborative print projects at Normal Editions Workshop during short term residencies at the School of Art at Illinois State University in 1976 and 1977.
Three color improvisation for an ellipse to be drawn (badly) later in pencil, paper variants I and II and Surf Piece for Four Hands are included in the Marks from the Matrix traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.
Normal Trashfire is included in the The Intimate Print traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.