Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking

James Groleau

Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001

James Groleau was born in Lewiston Maine in 1960. He is self-taught. His first serious drawings were political posters aimed at discouraging registration for a military draft. Later after three months of human rights work in Guatemala, he rendered a series of drawings on indigenous life in the highlands for which he received grants from the A. J. Muste Memorial Institute and the Haymarket People's Fund. Groleau has continually stretched his artistic abilities into new techniques and subjects. His works have appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. He is currently a member of the California Society of Printmakers and the Bay Printmakers of San Francisco and is a board member for the Graphic Arts Workshop a printmaking cooperative. He lives in San Francisco with his partner writer and activist John Lindsay-Poland.



James Groleau worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio (as it was originally named) was converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, and originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to…

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