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James C. Christensen - THE OLDEST ANGEL -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          THE OLDEST ANGEL
by James C. Christensen

Original Retail Price $125.00
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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 850
Image Size: 11 1/2"w x 15"h.
Published: December 1992


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"The concept for this ancient angel came completely out of the blue. He started as a drawing in my sketchbook and he looked like he had been around forever. I see him at almost the farthest reaches of eternity. Every night he climbs up that little trail and holds out his candle. It's almost as if the candle were the stars.

"You can make up your own story about this fellow. Where is he? Why is he here? Maybe he likes this spot. Maybe he's been up there, watching, since before the beginning of the world. Maybe he's a grandfather figure and this is where he answers the prayers of the little ones.

"I think of this angel the same way I think of people who stay in those little, out-of-the-way, mom-and-pop stores. When you ask them why they stay there, they say, 'Hey, it's my little spot and I like it here.'"


James C. Christensen
Inspired by the world’s myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen’s work adds up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes “curious” looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he thought of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates -- be it a porcelain, fine art print or book -- he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen’s philosophy that “Believing is Seeing.” Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor’s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole were co- chairs on the Mormon Arts Foundation. He was a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator’s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care.

 

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