Artist James Langley (’85) teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design, having previously taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville and lectured at the University of Notre Dame, Brown University, and the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He studied the liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College and in the Thomas More College Rome Program, and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York Academy of Art.
Mr. Langley’s paintings, found in private collections and corporate buildings, include commissions for allegorical and religious themes. His work has been chosen for exhibit by the American Watercolor Society, the Institute of Classical Architecture, and the National Civic Art Society. Previous exhibitions include: “James Langley: A Decade of Painting at the Butler Institute of American Art”; “Contemplating the Sacred: Religious Works of Contemporary Artists” at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., and “Reconquering Sacred Space”, an international juried group show at Palazzo Valentini in Rome.
When not teaching and being present to his wife and seven children, Mr. Langley is engaged in decorative painting for the Classical Galleries by Thomas Gordon Smith Architects in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. For more information, see www.langleyart.com.
“Three Ages of Man in the Life of the Holy Family,” oil on canvas triptych by James Langley. Chapel at Murray Hill Place, New York City.
“Thomas Aquinas College knows this — that the life of the mind involves the spiritual life as well — and that is why I have always thought of this institution as a college in the image and likeness of John Paul II.”
– George Weigel