James Christensen (1942- )
Christensen was born and raised in Culver City, California. He attended Santa Monica College, University of California at Los Angeles, and Brigham Young University (BYU) where he received his Master of Arts degree. Christensen has had one-man shows across the West and Northeast, and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Christensen has won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has also been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art. Christensen further received the Governor’s Award for Art presented by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art Magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at BYU for his contributions to fine art and education.