Artist Bio - Jim Conner

Self portrait - double exposed

Mr. Conner is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he studied art and a graduate of Harvard University from which he received an MBA.  He was the founder and CEO of three companies involved in software, servicing and finance.  After selling his companies, he pursued multiple interests including ocean sailing, backpacking and photography.  As a photographer, he is self-taught and believes an artist‘s work should speak for itself.  He is passionate about his work and  has traveled and photographed worldwide.  Recently he shot portfolios of Tuscany and Paris while living in Europe with his wife, Meg, for six weeks. He is fluent in French.

Mr. Conner has won many awards. Three years ago, he entered four shows and won Best in Show twice, First Place and Second Place: four shows; four awards. The following year he won over a dozen awards. A year ago his photograph was selected from over 2,000 entries from 19 countries to be in the International Compé 15 exhibition featuring 37 photographers. He also won Photography and Abstract Art awards at the prestigious Philadelphia Sketch Club, the oldest art club in America and former home to Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Last year, Mr. Conner became a Professional Art Member of the Main Line Art Center after a juried portfolio review.

In 2017, Mr. Conner continued to be recognized by being selected for the prestigious Art of the State Exhibition in Pennsylvania. He was one of 131 artists selected from over 2,200 entries.  It was the first time his work was displayed in a museum.

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