Tennessee State University Library
James H. Stewart, a psychologist, university professor, and artist has allowed his psychological training to serve as inspiration for his art. He is an insightful artist, painting with strokes that take the eye beyond the obvious to the expanded imagination. Stewart began painting in his teens, first with pastels while in elementary school during the 1950's. He received training from Daniel E. Greene, one of America's leading portrait painters and one of the foremost pastel artists in the United States. Stewart's first oil painting was produced while serving in the U.S. Army during the late 1960's. He has also been influenced by other notable artists such as Nina Lovelace, Michael McBride, Ted Jones, Greg Ridley, and Shirley Pharris, an accomplished student of Daniel E. Greene. His paintings depict "old home scenes" from his childhood and his dreams. Stewart lives and paints in the serenity of his baby farm near Nashville, Tennessee.