Jim Tinguely started drawing at age 4 under the guidance of his grandfather, Pierre Tinguely, an engraver and cartoonist in New York. Tinguely continued his studies at The City College of New York, The Art Students League of New York, The Montserrat School of Visual Arts in Beverly, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and The University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He spent over 25 years in the Toy & Game industry, first with Ideal Toy Company in New York, and later as Director of New Product Design with Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, and Hasbro Games.
A past member of the Huntington Art Association and the Copley Society of Boston, Tinguely is currently a member of The Greater Haverhill Arts Association and The Newburyport Art Association. His work has been exhibited by The Copley Society, The Haverhill Arts Association, The Newburyport Art Association, and various galleries in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.
Tinguely continues to paint and draw regularly with formal and informal groups of friends in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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