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James Ravoira, American artist. Recipient Eleanor D. Caldwell award, Bethany (West Virginia) College, 1961, Carnegie Library. award, 1961, Krasner Pollock Foundation award, New York City, 1987, award of merit, 1988, 1st prize, American Orthopsychiatric Association 67th meeting, 1990. Member of Accademia Italia delle Arti e del Lavoro (Gold medal), College Art Association.


Ravoira, James was born on September 4, 1933 in Weirton, West Virginia, United States. Son of James and Josephine.


Bachelor, W. Liberty State College, 1962. Master of Arts, Kent State University, 1966. Master of Fine Arts, Kent State University, 1977.


Assistant professor Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, Florida, 1967—1969. Faculty Thornton Community College, Harvey, Illinois, 1969—1970. Assistant professor The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, 1971—1974.

Professor art University South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, 1974—1977. Instructor art history college professor studies Art Institute Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Art director State Florida Grant University North Florida, Jacksonville, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 1977, Lynn Kottler Galleries, New York City, 1977-1978, exhibited in group shows at Federal Building, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1986, Centro Studi E Richerche Delle Nazioni, 1985 (World Culture Prize). Actor: Guys and Dolls, 1984.


Member of Accademia Italia delle Arti e del Lavoro (Gold medal), College Art Association.


Married LaWanda Faye Pugh, November 19, 1977.

James Josephine


LaWanda Faye Pugh