Title: Fine Arts Consultant
Company: James Craig Fine & Decorative Arts
Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
James H. Craig, Fine Arts Consultant and Owner of James Craig Fine & Decorative Arts, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of fine arts.
Mr. Craig was born in South Carolina, though his educational pursuits have brought him to numerous locations all over the United States. He has completed coursework at the University of South Carolina, the University of Cincinnati, and the Julliard School. In 1960, he traveled to Paris, France to further his education in the arts. Later on, as he entered the professional realm, his education proved to be successful in granting him with many elite opportunities.
Mr. Craig has brought his skills to numerous roles throughout his career. He has demonstrated his ability to adapt with his success in his past positions. In 1962, he was the curator for decorative arts at the North Carolina Office of Archives and History in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1965, he authored a book, “The Arts and Crafts in North Carolina,” for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. That same year, he opened James Craig Fine & Decorative Arts, where he served as president until 1969. He is the current owner there as well. Though, from 1969 until 1985, he acted as president of Craig & Tarlton Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina. Today, he practices as a fine arts consultant in Independence, Virginia.
Outside of his primary roles, Mr. Craig acted as a trustee for The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2000 until 2006. He has also been a board member for organizations such as the Chamber Opera Theater of New York, the Chamber Music Raleigh, and the Sparta Museum Project, among several others. Mr. Craig was honored with a listing in the “100 Best in Field” of Montgomery, Alabama, in recognition of his success. Furthermore, he has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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