James Edward Peck

Lake Union

watercolor 22x32

James Edward Peck Northwest Artist 1907 - 2002 After a rich and rewarding life spanning 94 years, Jim passed away peacefully on September 15. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Williamena. Jim was born on November 7, 1907, in Pittsburgh, PA. and grew up in Cleveland, where he was graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1933. His work can be found in several museums and private collections; including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, the Dayton Art Institute, the Butler Art Institute in Youngston, Ohio, The City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Art Association, and the Seattle Art Museum. Jim's work has also been displayed in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Jim was a talented designer and craftsman, with honors including a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and held positions as head of the Arts Department at Cornish School, Art Director of an advertising agency and Graphic Designer at the Boeing Company. Jim also taught at the Burnley School, and was a respected freelance designer, watercolorist and ceramic artist. In later years, Jim suffered from macular degeneration and found it increasingly difficult to paint, but he maintained his eternally optimistic attitude until the end. So long, old buddy. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Thompson Chapel at St. Marks Cathedral, 1245 - 10th Ave. E. Immediately following the service there will be a Celebration of Jim's Life at the Sorrento Hotel.