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J.R. Caldwell

J.R. Caldwell
700 N Oceola St.
Effingham, IL
217-821-7000

Mediums/Other: Acrylic (mostly) oil (occasionally) Pen, Colored Pencil
Art Ed/self-taught: High School, College, Mostly Self Taught

Artist Bio:
I was born in Beardstown, IL. By the time I was 8 I was drawing Dick Tracy, Little Abner and other comics from the funny pages: about 10 times larger than they were in strips. My dad realized that I could draw almost anything I looked at. So my folks would get me drawing kits and sketch pads and eventually paints. I started in oil paints and went to acrylic when they came out.

I took the usual art in grade school and high school; even some adult classes during high school. I took art history at Lakeland with Carrol Gibbons.

I did very little more until a few years ago when my wife, Linda, urged me to get back at it. Since then I’ve been a member of the EAG and enjoy showing my art at the different venues here in town.

I paint landscapes mostly but enjoy abstract painting as well.