James Napoleon

I live and paint in Kent CT, and on Long Island's North Fork. I studied painting at School of Visual Arts in New York City. My works are in private and corporate art collections, and have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, including the Parrish Art Museum (Southampton NY) 30th Juried Exhibition, and Westport Arts Center's Solos Show.

I should mention my father, Frank Napoleon, and my mother, Genevieve Napoleon, worked as animation cartoonists, on Gulliver's Travels, Popeye the Sailor, Betty Boop, Felix The Cat, The Berenstain Bears, and other features and commercials.

Okay, my 'Classmates' mega-painting was selected as one of five projects for Westport Arts Center's 2009 Solos Show, and was acquired by Classmates.com for its corporate headquarters.

And Obsession, another mega-painting, was presented by Peter Lawrence Gallery (Connecticut USA) to an enthusiastic reception and press, September 2012...read Litchfield County Times article.

A one-artist show of Obsession drawings was held at Six Depot Gallery, West Sockbridge MA, October 1-31 2014.

Martha Stewart and friends

Off Limits (triptych by James Napoleon)
Martha Stewart, Susan Magrino, and Linda Fargo in foreground, Orient NY.


We are here. The things we make: clothing, tools, furniture, roads, vessels, dwellings, and so on, and the things God made: mountains, oceans, suns, planets, our brothers and sisters; and our selves interact in ways that find resonance in us. I use artists' tools and techniques with the gift my Maker gave to me to express this experience. My paintings are a language about our experience of living.