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Artist educator

James William Pile, American artist educator. Recipient Purchase award First Annual Upper Midwest Art Festival, 1970, Purchase award 32nd Annual Fall Show Sioux City Art Center, 1970, Woods fellowship, 1971, Honorary diploma University de Sonora, 1972, First prize New West Invitational '81, 1981, National Education Association Visual Artist fellowship, 1987.


Pile, James William was born on November 7, 1943 in Pueblo, Colorado, United States. Son of William H. and Annabelle (Bryan) Pile.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education, University Nebraska, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, University Nebraska, 1971.


Instructor art, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1971-1974; assistant professor art, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1974-1978; associate professor art, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1978-1988; professor art, Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Represented in public/corporation collections West Public Company, St. Paul, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Medley Distilling, Louisville, Federated Department Stores, Florida, International Business Machines Corporation Collection, Tucson, Sioux City Art Center, University South Dakota Art Collection, Vermillion, Kalicow Corporation, New York City, Krasdale Foods Incorporated, Bronx, New York, Phoenix Art Museum. Represented in numerous private collections in New York City, Scottsdale, Arizona, Beverly Hills, California, New Jersey, Houston, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Nashville, Greenwich, Connecticut, Old Westbury, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas.


Married Marcia E. Bell, April 22, 1943 (deceased). Married Teresa de Jesus Espinosa, February 5, 1945. Children: Larissa, Taylor James.

William H. Pile

Annabelle (Bryan) Pile

Teresa de Jesus Espinosa

Marcia E. Bell

Larissa Pile

Taylor James Pile