Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487

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Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487

Abraham Lincoln Prairie Lawyer, Terra Cotta by James Nance John terra cotta by James Nance Portrait of Jenny, Terra Cotta by James Nance

  Commission Subjects

   Life & Posthumous Portraits

   Historical / Commemorative

   Allegorical  / Inspirational

   Abstract / Representational

   Topographical Relief Maps

Style 

Full Round

Relief

Bust and Figurative

Classical Realism

Contemporary

Scale

Medallion

Life Size

Maquette

Monument

Any Size or Subject

Materials

Bronze

Cast Marble

Terra - Cotta

Aluminum

Acrylic / Steel

Project Management

Design

Research

Presentation

Installation

Collaboration

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Veteran Owned Business VBE,

Registered with US General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Commissions for Private, Corporate, Military, Government, and Public Percent for Art

 

Selected letters of Recommendation for James J. Nance

 

1. Letter of Reference from

General Ron Yates, USAF

 

 

 

General Ronald W. Yates, retired, USAF Academy class of 1960.  General Yates was the project organizer and director for the Prisoner of War Memorial for the USAF Academy in 2014.  As the project director, General Yates worked with me in the design of the Memorial and supervised the sculpture process.

 

 

 

 

2. Letter of Reference from

Mr. Al Burrell, USAF Academy Assoc of Grads

 

 

Mr. Al Burrell was the project construction manager for the USAF Academy Association of Graduates.  He was responsible for managing the 2010 commission, of a large bronze map of Vietnam. The map was part of a larger construction project for a Vietnam Pavilion which required monthly meeting with all involved parties from artist to contractors and architects. 

 

 

 

3. Letter of Reference from

Mr. Doug King, CEO Museum of Flight

 

Mr. Doug King is the President and CEO of the Museum of Flight in Seattle.  In 2012 Mr. King commissioned  a monumental bronze map and Vietnam Memorial for the Museum Vietnam Gallery. 

 

   

4. Letter of Reference from

Major General Randy Jayne, USAF

 

Major General Randy Jayne, USAFA Class of 1966,  is the Chairman of the Board for the USAF Academy Endowment Group.  General  Jayne was also project director for a Memorial honoring Academy Grads who flew the A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam. 
   

5. Letter of Reference from

Colonel Darrell Whitcomb, USAF

 

Colonel Whitcomb, USAFA class of 1967, is a well known author and lecturer on combat valor during the Vietnam war. Colonel Whitcomb was the project director for a memorial honoring Academy grads who served as Forward Air Controllers during Vietnam. 
   

6. Magazine article "Touching History"

 

 

 

 

This article written by Mr. Doug Clark describes the process and background behind the 2010 creation of a monumental bronze map of Southeast Asia which was commissioned for the USAF Academy Vietnam Pavilion

 

 

 

7. Recommendation Letter from  Rosetta

 

 

Rosetta is an internationally renowned monumental sculptor of large cats and wildlife and a member of the National Sculptor Society; she lives and works in Loveland, Colorado. Her monumental sculpture has been installed in hundreds of locations around the world.

 

 

   

 

 

8. Recommendation letter from Mel Schockner

 

 

Mel Schockner is an Allied Professional member of the National Sculptor Society and is  well known as one of the best and most skillful photographers of bronze sculpture.  Mr. Schockner lives and works in Loveland Colorado.

 

 

9. Recommendation letter from Harold Holzer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold Holzer is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York City.  Mr. Holzer is author of 25 books on Abraham Lincoln and is the recognized leading authority on Abraham Lincoln art. Mr. Holzer is also Co-Chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. This reference letter, addressed to the president of the Lincoln Society of Dayton, is to recommend James Nance for the commission of a 14-foot tall bronze bicentennial Lincoln monument for the front lawn of the Dayton Courthouse.  After a year long selection process, Mr. Nance was one of two finalists for the award. The project however was ultimately cancelled due to lack of funding and support.

 

 

10. Recommendation letter from Frank Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Williams is the Chief justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, the president of the Abraham Lincoln Forum, president of the U.S. Grant association, past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and Co-Chairman for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Association. Justice Williams and his wife Virginia have the nation’s largest private collection of Abraham Lincoln art, sculpture, and collectibles.  He is a frequent collector of Lincoln works by James Nance.

 

 

11. Letter from Lloyd Ostendorf

 

 

 

 

The late Lloyd Ostendorf of Dayton Ohio was a prolific painter and illustrator of Abraham Lincoln in addition to being an avid collector.  Mr. Ostendorf also Co-Authored the book “Lincoln in Photographs’ which has become the reference bible for Lincoln Photos.  He developed a photographic catalog, “Ostendorf”, numbering system, which is exclusively used by scholars and the Library of Congress.   His Painting of Abraham Lincoln hangs in the White House Oval office.

 

 

12. Letter from President Gerald Ford

 

 

After seeing the Lincoln portraits by James Nance in Fort Wayne Indiana, president Ford requested photographs of the sculptures from James Nance.  This letter was his reply to receiving those photographs. President Ford was an avid collector and admirer of Abraham Lincoln.

   
13. Magazine article by Harold Holzer

 

 

Magazine article written in 1995 for Antique Trader Magazine on new Lincoln portrait sculptures by James Nance. Harold Holzer is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York City.  Mr. Holzer is author of 25 books on Abraham Lincoln and is the recognized leading authority on Abraham Lincoln art. Mr. Holzer is also Co-Chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

 

 
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