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James Fitzgerald
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1899
Birth Place: 
Milton, Massachusetts
Death Date: 
1971
Death Place: 
Isle of Aran, Ireland
After serving with the Marines in WWI, Fitzgerald attended the Massachusetts School of Art and the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 1928 he shipped to the West Coast as a seaman aboard a freighter. After settling in Monterey, he had further study under Armin Hansen and shared a studio with Bruce Ariss on Martin Street. Having earlier sketched up and down the New England coast, he found the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur equally captivating. In 1943 he sold his studio in the Monterey hills and moved to the former home of Rockwell Kent on Monhegan Island, ME. After that time he made many trips to Jamaica, Nova Scotia, Canary Islands, and the Isle of Aran. His subjects include seascapes, coastals and street scenes in oil and watercolor. (Hughes, 1989)