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James Ehlers was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA, USA. At McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA) he studied under printmaker Gerry Wubben and became enamored with metal engraving. He also studied printmaking at Bradley University (Peoria, IL) with Oscar Gillespie and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) where he worked with Robert Mueller.

He has been a part of group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Romania, The Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and across the United States. Currently, he is the Don and Mary Glaser Distinguished Professor of Engraving Arts at Emporia State University in Kansas. Emporia State
University is the only school in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Engraving Arts.

His work is in the collections of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Bradley University, the Engraving Museum of Douro,Alijo,-Portugal and the Spencer Museum.


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