B. 1950 -
James L. Osher was born in Cleveland and studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and San Francisco Art Institute, CA. He received his M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, after studying with John Baldessari and Alan Karpow. He became very successful as an artist, creating conceptual works (such as a large-scale urban environmental sculpture project for Cleveland State University). In 1979, he stopped making art objects and embarked on a 13-year career in the investment industry. In the early nineties, however, several personal dramatic events made him realize the personal need to communicate through art. In 1995, James L. Osher abandoned the investment industry to fully concentrate on creating art.
Osher’s works have been widely exhibited throughout the United States and are in many public and private collections.