Art Brokerage: James Fetheroff American Artist: b. 1925-1994. James Fetherolf, given the appellation "A Contemporary Legend" in landscape painting, captures on canvas the raw beauty of America. His works seem to tap us on the shoulder, saying, "Step into nature, join me in a vision of beauty". From high country meadows, to silhouetted mountain cathedrals; to great rock monoliths guarding foreboding deserts, James Fetherolf paints the many faces of our land. Oak shaded country barns, surrounded by rolling hills of wheat and rye, also typify the Americana theme that he paints so well. From the tiniest buckwheat and seedling, to the loftiest snow-capped peak, each is given the same thoughtful attention, and each appears just as impressive within the composition. Fetherolf explains "Without detail the emotional impact is lost, and that sense of being disappears". He adds, "It is important to reach past the flatness of the canvas, and pull the planes of perspective forward". Born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in 1925, Fetherolf came to California after graduating from Syracuse University in the Fine Arts, in 1949. After many years of working with Fox Studios and Walt Disney Studios as a highly successful matte artist, he left, to paint as a professional artist. The response to his paintings was so overwhelmingly enthusiastic that within a few years they were hanging in many of today's finest art collections, including his old boss Walt Disney. Having been honored with the coveted Gold Medal from the Franklin Mint Gallery of American Art, accepted into the bicentennial exhibition with five paintings at the prestigious R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, distinguished with a commissioned painting on permanent display in Philadelphia, depicting Washington D.C., Fetherolf is considered one of today's masters. He is leaving a legacy in American Landscape Art.