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James Daga Albinson began his art studies at the School of Visual Arts, and received his BFA from the Long Island University at Southampton. He continued his studies at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art where he was introduced to the principles and practices of Classical Atelier training. He brought those principles to the Stevenson Academy of Fine Art  where he became Attila Hejja’s apprentice, developed and refined his teaching skill,s and became lead instructor and art director there. With James's innovative class offerings and commitment to classical art training, the Stevenson Academy grew to 325 students within one year of James’s arrival. James left the Stevenson Academy in 2008 to become co-owner of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, bringing it from a small two room facility with fewer than 40 students to over 200. In the summer of 2010 he left LIAFA and established the Hamptons Studio of Fine Art to be closer to his family and community he loves.

James has been represented by Peter Marcelle at the Hampton Road Gallery in Southampton, New York where his work has been displayed alongside famed artists, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. He is currently represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe and the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York who has built an international reputation for introducing some of the most well-known classical realist painters in the world today.


James considers himself a lifelong student of art. He has opened his life and home to artist from around the world to paint live and learn from each other. His passion for art and dedication to teaching are unparalleled, his energy and enthusiasm are contagious. He is a sought after artist and educator who resides in Sag Harbor  New York with his wife and two daughters.


March 27th, 2010 - Two- man show at the Grenning Gallery.
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September 25th, 2010 - "Plein Air Seascapes", a group show, at the Grenning Gallery.

March 26th, 2011 - "Recent Works" at the Grenning Gallery with Melissa Franklin Sanchez.

June 6th, 2012 - "Painting their Home Towns" at the Grenning Gallery with Marc Dalessio.