Jim Guest Figural Acrylic Painting, 21st Century
Dr. James Lee Guest, Jr. (American, 1931-2017)
Untitled (figural), 21st century
Acrylic painting on canvas
Dr. James Lee Guest, Jr. was born into a military family in 1931. He spent his childhood moving across the United States including Cleveland, Brooklyn, and Hawaii, even living in the Philippines. Guest graduated from high school early, at the age of 15, and went on to study medicine, becoming a doctor at 23. He completed his residencies at Vanderbilt University and the Medical College of Georgia. After four years of teaching medicine, Dr. Guest settled in Alabama with his family and opened a private practice as a surgeon. Though he retired his private practice in 2000, he continued to perform surgeries at a Veteran Hospital and the Alabama prison system. It was not until his 70s, that Dr. Guest became an artist. Self-taught and working with acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, Dr. Guest uses art to continue healing- others and himself. He is heavily influenced by faith, travel and music, and uses his medical experience as well as Catholic pilgrimages to produce compositions ranging from abstract to figural.
- cracking throughout the white pigment and stains to the upper outer edge of the canvas.