James Lancel McElhinney

James Lancel McElhinney is a representational painter, writer and educator, studied at the Tyler School of Art, Skowhegan and Yale, where he earned an MFA in 1976. He taught at the University of Colorado at Denver, Skidmore College and East Carolina University, and was resident artist at Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park. He teaches drawing at the Art Students League of New York and at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he keeps a studio. His painting of the Sand Creek Massacre Site is featured in the new Hamilton Wing of the Denver Art Museum, designed by Daniel Liebskind. He is currently preparing a show of new paintings inspired by American history, and organizing a summer program at Feltre, in the Veneto region of Italy.