James Stewart Perry

James Stewart Perry

James Stewart Perry

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James Stewart Perry (November 20, 1947, in New York City) is an American sculptor whose works have appeared in the Whitney Biennial, in addition to other galleries and private collections. He served as a graphics editor for The New York Times for over 27 years, until his retirement in June, 2008. His news graphics appeared prominently in the newspaper throughout his tenure, and chronicled prominent events both inside the United States and abroad. He currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey.

History

Perry was born on November 20, 1947, in New York City. He was raised in Manhattan until his family moved to Erwinna, a small town in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when he was three. He remained there for the duration of his childhood, spending each summer vacationing in Maine. Perry graduated from Bard College, where he received his BA in sculpture in 1971.

After graduating from Bard, Perry moved to New York City, where he lived in a loft apartment on 26th Street. While aspiring towards an art career, he supported himself financially as a carpenter. While life as a sculptor was difficult, he had several big breaks, including placement in the Whitney Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Other of his works are held in private collections.

Family

Perry's parents were Robert Perry, a Professor of Religion at New York University, and his mother, Mary Stewart Perry, a professional cartoonist and sister of actor James Stewart. Perry has...
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