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James Harrison Forman

Fog over the Gate, 1935

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About the Artwork

A commercial artist working in advertising in San Francisco, James Harrison Forman was also a painter of watercolors, depicting California’s landscapes and urban scenes. He was born in San Francisco in 1910. He was a student of Frank Van Sloan (1879-1938), Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) and Charles Henry Grant (1866-1939). He first worked as a commercial illustrator in San Francisco during the 1930s. He moved to New York City in the 1940s to work for the Lawrence Studio creating illustrations for magazines. After a few years he returned to San Francisco, where he painted water color illustrations for such magazines as the Woman’s Home Companion and Parents and provided advertising art for such clients as Ghiradelli Chocolates, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Bank of America. He was a devoted fine art watercolorist in his spare time. A member of the California Watercolor Society, he was part of the watercolor group founded by Dixon and Maurice Logan (1886-1977) known as the “Thirteen Watercolorists.”

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About Our Prints


de Young & Legion of Honor ART on Demand offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

Ordering & Return Policy

All ART on Demand items are custom-made for each order. Please allow 10-14 days for production time. You will receive shipping confimation and tracking upon shipment. Due to the custom nature of these items they are non-returnable.