James Bohary (born 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American abstract expressionist painter. He was born to an English mother (Alice Wood born in Bolton Lancashire in 1907) and an Indonesian dad William. He has studied graphic design, illustration, drawing, as competently as art education (B.S. from New York University). He emerged from the New York Studio School in 1969, where he studied painting and drawing gone Philip Guston. His influences adjoin prehistoric art, Sassetta, Rembrandt, Cézanne, and Willem de Kooning.
His paintings, including the supplementary ones, exemplify many characteristics of the abstract expressionism of the modernist period. They are painted in thick, multilayered impastos, gestural, heavily textured, and sometimes gone a prudence of horror vacui taking into consideration gestural details extending greater than every area of the painting. His committed methods impinge on years of building dense masses of oil paint. A wet-in-wet buildup is allowed to rest, sometimes more than a long period, then more layers are added.
His paintings can be found in the taking into account museums: the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire, the National Academy of Design in New York City, the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame University, the Wellesley College Museum, and the Indiana University Art Museum.
Bohary has standard numerous awards, including the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Award (1985) and Certificate of Merit, National Academy of Design (1993). He was elected as a Full Member of the National Academy of Design (1994).
He has taught at such schools as Queens College, Parsons School of Fine Arts, New York Studio School, Binghamton University (where he nevertheless teaches) and Dartmouth College.