James Ochs was born in Denver, Colorado in 1943. He gained print experience at Blacks Print Studio in New York City, and he worked in collage and paint at the Art Student League. Ochs graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Painting, before he was drafted into the Vietnam War. After his one-year tour, he began graduate studies at the University of Iowa; there he earned both his MA and MFA in Printmaking and Drawing, where he studied under Maricio Lasansky. Ochs’ work can be found in prestigious museum, corporate and university art collections in the US, including the Des Moines Art Center; Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA; Farm Bureau, Des Moines, IA; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Harvard College, Cambridge, MA; and Brown University, Providence, RI. Featured in over 120 national, regional and solo shows nationwide, his works have received numerous awards, including the Coconut Grove Art Exhibition, Coconut Grove, FL; and the Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, FL.