James R. Garcia was born and raised in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Went to High School and then went into the Marine Corps, for four (4) years. I spent a large portion of my life working as a Manager of Purchasing and Subcontracts for a number of Major Subcontractors in the United States. Such as Bechtel Corporation, Fluor Corporation, Rockwell International Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Ball Aerospace Corporation. I retired in 1999. Upon retiring and during my working career I was always buying selling and studying art and started and owned an Art Gallery in Kennewick, Washington, known as Garcia's Americana Art Gallery. I sold and studied the art of Edward S. Curtis, Carl Moon and Western Art in General. I showed and attended the Major Art Shows all over the Southwest.I have lectured at Galleries and Museums, in Colorado mostly on Edward S. Curtis and Carl Moon Photographs. I have also testified in Court on the collections of Curtis and Carl Moon on the authentication of many of their works of photography. The work and study of authenticating a piece of art is a most satisfying effort and hopefully there will be people in the study of art and becoming an artist, that will be able to put their efforts and study in the direction of authenticating art. I hope that my story, "The Authentication of Rembrandt's Titus F 1655," will help students to look into other avenues to follow in the field of art.James R. GarciaCollector, Connoisseur and Researcher of Fine Art
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