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Though born in Philadelphia, James Peter Cost has more often been identified with the California coast, to which his family moved when he was 9. Receiving degrees from both U.C.L.A. and U.S.C., Cost taught fine art at the secondary level for 14 years before embarking on a full-time painting career. He quickly made a name for himself as a landscape artist, focusing on the mountains and coast of California, his native Pennsylvania, and other scenic American sites like that depicted in "Clear Winter Morning in New England." However, he is generally best known for his Pacific seascapes, which combined his...
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As a student and teacher, James Peter Cost began a serious study of traditional techniques and composition and became a neo-realist. He is best known for his Pacific seascapes, which combine his love of art with his passion for sailing. His service with amphibious forces in the South Pacific during World War II was followed by a membership in the U.S. Coast Guard and championship sailing trophies in 1960 and 1962. This experiential knowledge of the sea and surf conditions on the California coast significantly added to the realism of his paintings. Point Joe was just a few yards away...
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