In the late 19th century Europen immigrants traveled to the United States to seek a better life.
From the fading photographs - last links to the families they left behind - a fellow immigrant,
Charles J. Fox, painted likenessess in oil to preserve the memory of their loved ones. As his
work became well known, commissions increased to include renderings of prominent governmental,
corporate, and academic leaders.
Trained by his father, who continued to work in the fashion established by his grandfather, artist
James A. Fox signs all work CJFox which represents the richly stylistic tradition of bringing
eminent Americans to life on canvas.
In American landmarks from the U.S. Supreme Court, state capitols, and "first family" homes, to museum
walls, corporate boardrooms, and the hallowed halls of universities across the country, CJFox portraits
have become the standard.
Created from photographs supplied by the client, a CJFox oil portrait captures the likeness and
spirit of the subject without the inconvenience of live sittings, and allows for the possibility of a
Portrait size and detail influence the cost of the painting. To satisfy the requirements of each client,
prices are submitted on an individual basis.
A preliminary sketch, the beginning of the portrait, illustrates the subject's face and hands and is
presented to the client for comment before proceeding to the finished portrait.
Completed portraits are subject to client approval, and are without obligation unless that approval is granted.