Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

James Haughey (1915-2007)

Born in Courtland, Kansas, in 1915, James Haughey was a painter, specializing in watercolors and landscapes, as well as a lawyer.  He studied at the University of Kansas, Lawrence with Albert Bloch, Karl Mattern, and Raymond Eastwood. Haughey worked for a year in Texas before going to law school. He moved his legal practice to Billings, Montana in 1943, and served as States Senator from 1961 to 1971. Haughey preferred watercolor because it is spontaneous. He died of cancer in Billings, Montana on September 11, 2007.

American Watercolor Society; Northwest Watercolor Society; American Artists Professional League.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Festival of Kansas Arts and Crafts. Catalog: Arts and Crafts of Kansas: an Exhibition held in Lawrence, Feb. 18-22, 1948 in the Community Building. Lawrence: World Co., 1948; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Samuels, Peggy. Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1976.; NMAA Files (pamphlet file at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC); AskArt,, accessed Dec. 16, 2005.

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