James Jean received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2001
His artwork is influenced by Henry Darger, Neo Rauch, Chris ware, plus many others.
"The paintings and illustrations are often suffused with a dreamy romanticism and lyricism worthy of Maxfield Parrish, even as Mr. Jean subverts those and other isms.
- "Jennings, Dana. "The Power of Fairy Tales". "Comics Canonization". The New York Times. August 18, 2011