March 29, 1934 - June 20, 2009
James Crompton was a romanticist and individualist with a unique approach to oil painting and enjoyed painting a wide range of subjects. Born in New Jersey to professional musicians, Crompton’s art education was obtained from the Art Students League in N.Y.C. where he was drafted into the Army.
While serving in the Army in Europe, he studied the art of the great masters in France and Spain. After returning to the United States, Crompton was admitted to the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California, one of the most prestigious and competitive centers for the study of art in the United States.
Crompton lived in Florida for many years where he taught art in many venues, including his own Crompton Art Academy. He lived in the High Country for the last sixteen years of his life and his impressionistic paintings reflected his deep appreciation for the beauty of the area.
The gallery has framed and unframed collections of the art work of Jim Crompton in various subject matter including jazz musicians, scenes of the Southwest, local mountain landscapes, horses and figurative in his distinct impressionistic style with economical price ranges.