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James L. WebbJames L. Webb

Artist, Printmaker, Registrar
Oxnard, CA 2009

Portrait by Donna Granata -                

James L. Webb

Jim Webb has dedicated much of his life to the arts, both in practice of his craft and as a working professional in various capacities.  A master printer at Gemini G.E.L. for over ten years, he printed for blue chip artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Joseph Albers, Jasper Johns and more.  As an extension of the artist's hands, his collaboration efforts included every facet of the print making medium.  While working at Gemini, The Lannan Foundation and as Registrar at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, he continued to develop his own unique vision as an artist, creating work that is thought-provoking, uniquely autobiographical and powerfully emotional.  Working intimately with iconic 20th Century artists has impacted and influenced him and his artwork in deeply sophisticated ways.  Of his work Jim says:  "I love paper.  Canvas doesn't give it back to me.  I feel a kinship with paper."

Webb's in-depth Oral History and Documentation was in 2009. Sponsored by Jo Ellen & Steve Lee. The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist.