Art Brokerage: James Verdugo American Artist: b. 1932-2010 His style of painting was influenced by his teacher of fifteen years, master painter Theodore Lukits. The artist painted album covers and backdrop scenery for C.B.S. and N.B.C. Television, and for 20th Century Fox Studios. In 1965 he devoted his full efforts to easel painting. The plein-air school of painting is obvious in much of Verdugo's work, as light and color become the essence of his paintings with the paint stroked onto the canvas rather than blended. He has had many successful shows throughout California and his work has been represented in galleries throughout the United States. His studio paintings of still- life painted in the classical manner are as much sought after as his outdoor figure paintings at the seashore. Listings wanted.