Goldie, James L.

Goldie, James L. (1892-?)

James L. Goldie was born in Dorchcester, Massachusetts in 1892. Little is known about his family or education. He became a painter, and one of his works was exhibited at the Philadelphia Academy. He went to the Tiffany Foundation in Cold Springs Harbor, Long Island to paint and became interested in frame making and gilding. Goldie worked for the Connecticut WPA Federal Arts Project from 1936-37 producing some oil paintings and frames, sometimes burnished with silver or gold. He was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. Goldie’s date of death is unknown.

 

Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; Who Was Who in American Art(1985), p. 236; Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters (1986), p. 333; Hartford Courant: “Craft Practiced Now as in the Days of King Tut,” August 5, 1928; “Artists Are Assigned for WPA Projects, December 24, 1935; “Many Local Dealers at Exhibition,” April 19, 1936; “Plan Vesper Service for Area Youth,” November 15, 1942.

James L. Goldie

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from James Goldie:

June Day: oil
Sunny Autumn Hills: oil
First Snow Fall: oil
Tobacco Harvest: oil
South Congregational Church: oil
Spring Landscape: oil
3 Frames:  
1 Frame:  
Summer: oil
7 Frames:  
7 Frames:  
7 Frames:  
7 Frames (4 silver 1 white) (1 silver antique):  
6 Frames:  
7 Frames:  
3 Frames:  
8 Frames (5 Silver) (3 Gold):  
6 Frames (2 Silver 2 Plain) (2 Gold):  
9 Frames:  
6 Frames:  
9 Mattings with Glass:  
15 Frames:  
10 Frames (4 Modern) (6 Silver):  
15 Frames:  
2 Mattings:  
7 Frames:  
25 Frames:  
2 Mattings with Glass:  
Goldie, James L.