Jim is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He received the J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Traveling Scholarship as well as the Edmund Stewardson Prize for Figurative Sculpture and a Philadelphia Board of Education four-year scholarship.
He has been the recipient of many prestigious sculpting awards, such as: Introspect '76 sculpture award, Franklin Mint Medal of Honor for Sculpture, 58th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.; Gold Medal of Honor for Sculpture, 36th Annual Open Exhibition, Knickerbocker Artists, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY. 1986 Best in Show; "Sculpture 1987," juried by New York Times critic Vivien Raynor, The Johnson Atelier National Competition, Mercerville, NJ. 1987. 2008 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture(NAAEMS). The award, conferred by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), was presented on August 2, 2008, at the ANA World's Fair of Money, in Baltimore.
Jim is president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association, and a member of The National Sculpture Society and The Federation International de le Medaille.
He served as a faculty member at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA; Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA.
Jim has works represented in numerous private collections as well as those of sculptors Peter Agostini and Richard Lippold. He has medallic works in the British Museum; The Royal Coin Cabinet; The National Museum of Economy, Stockholm, Sweden; The American Numismatic Society; and the Smithsonian Institute.
Commissions include pieces in Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA and Casa Claret at Dominguez Seminary, Dominguez Hills, CA.
Jim worked as a sculptor-engraver at the United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA.; sculptor at Franklin Porcelain and Franklin Mint, Franklin Center, PA.; master sculptor at Mattel Inc., El Segundo CA.;
Jim has created numerous sculpts for Mattel Inc., Kenner Toys, Get Real Girl, Learning Curve, Disney Stores, Playing Mantis, Radica, Nickelodeon, Ashton-Drake, Bradford Exchange, Equity Marketing, 21st Century Toys, and Irwin Toys.
Jim heads up our Sculpting Department here at Artistic Solutions and Production (ASaP).