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James Cowing Houser, Edit Profile

also known as Jim Houser

painter , art educator

James Cowing Houser,, American artist. Recipient Merit award, Fort Lauderdale Museum, 1974, Atwater Kent award, 1977, 1989, Akston Foundation award, 1977, Philip Hulitar award, 1982, Four Arts award, 1992-1993, Society Four Arts, West Palm Beach, established Connie and Jim Houser award, Contempary Exhibition Society Four Arts, 1996—2002.


Houser,, James Cowing was born on November 12, 1928 in Dade City, Florida, United States. Son of James C. and Martha (Futch) Houser.


Bachelor of Science, Ringling School of Art, 1949;Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida Southern College, 1951;postgraduate, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1952;Master of Fine Arts, U. Florida, 1953.


Exhibited at, Grand Control Moderns Gallery, New York City, since 1966;represented by, Rudolph Galleries, Woodstock, New York, Coral Gables Florida, 1964-1990;represented by, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, since 1972;represented by, David Findlay Galleries, New York City, 1974-1984;represented by, Sherry French Gallery, New York City, 1985. Senior instructor art Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, 1954-1960, art chairman, 1964-1970, director art gallery, 1974-1991. Art instructor Palm Beach Community College.

Artist Notre Dame U., 1970. Cornell Univercity, New York University, 1971: judge local and national art competitions. Lecturer in field.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, 1972-1989, 1999, 2003, 2005-2007, 2007, Brevard Community College, 1973, Orlando, Florida, 1974, Cocoa, Valencia Community College, David Findlay Galleries, New York City, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1983, Northwood Institute, 1986, Palm Beach Community College, 1988, others, exhibited in group shows at Department State Special Exhibition, Washington, since 1967, Major Florida Artist Invitational Exhibition, Sarasota, Florida, 1981-1992, Northern Miami Museum Art Center, Northern Miami, Florida, 1985, Southern Florida Invitational Exhibition, 1991, Fort Lauderdale Museum Art, Men's Art Northwood University, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1994, Festival International Peinture, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 2001, Martin County Art Center, Stuart, Florida, 2007, Martin County Council Arts, 2008, Represented in permanent collections Boca Raton Museum Art, Notre Dame University, Cornell University, New York University, Palm Beach Society Four Arts, University Miami, Bethlehem Art Center, Pennsylvania, Knoxuille Museum Art, Tennessee, Syracuse University, Owensboro Museum Art, Kentucky, Hunt Knight, Los Angeles, works featured in, The Letters by Connie Houser, 2007. Author: (video texts) Color for the Artist, 1975.


It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.


Member selection committee Palm Beach Council Arts, 1987. Member art review board scholarship awards Palm Beach Post-Times, 1982-1987. Member Society of the Four Arts (Certified of Appreciation 1996, 10 other awards).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, photography, computer.


Married Constance Woodward. Children: James Jackson, Katrina J.

James C. Houser,

Martha (Futch) Houser,

Constance Woodward

James Jackson Houser,

Katrina J. Houser,