“I think of my work in terms of music. I am very interested in American Jazz. In its purest form, iconic or traditional jazz is a trio. The three instruments consist of a piano, bass, and drums. The piano has an incredible range of sounds. I think of color in the same terms as a piano. Bass is a very strong and bold instrument, which provides support for the piano. When working with black this is what I have in mind. The drums are the beat and the rhythm, which support and hold the piano and bass together. The drums parts of my drawings is the structure which supports the melodies.”

James Clover (b. 1983 Oskaloosa, IA) is an internationally known American artist and academic. After receiving his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute and M.F.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans, he was an active artist and Professor of Sculpture and Drawing for over 30 years. Clover taught at the Atlanta College of Art and was an Assistant Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.

Many of James Clover’s works can be seen in public sculpture parks in cities across the country as well as major museum collections including the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA) and the Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, MS).  The artist’s works may also be found in numerous private collections around the world.

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