James R. Pinto - Biography

Jim PintoJim Pinto specializes in commissioned watercolor portraits and portrait photography of private homes, corporate headquarters, golf courses, clubhouses, and public buildings, including such notable sites as the Chicago Water Tower and the Chicago Board of Trade Building.

Mr. Pinto's commissioned home portraits include private clients in the Chicago and New York City metropolitan areas. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous locations, including The State of Illinois Building, The Hinsdale Center for the Arts, The Hinsdale Historical Society, Button Gallery in Saugatuck, MI, and Stolizzo Gallery in Chicago, IL. His artwork has been featured in articles in the Chicago Tribune, Hinsdale Doings, Surburban Life, and The Hinsdalian newspapers.

Jim Pinto received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1983 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied painting, drawing, art history, photography, and design, with a special focus on watercolor painting. He has also studied interior design at Harrington College of Interior Design in Chicago, IL, and computer aided design at Triton College in River Grove, IL.

Mr. Pinto's work experience includes internships with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Architectural History Department of the Art Institute of Chicago, and with the Special Collections Division of the Chicago Public Library. In addition, Mr. Pinto has held volunteer positions with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Chicago Artists Coalition.

An artist from the tender age of three, when he first created threedimensional renderings in crayon and paint, Jim Pinto was inspired and influenced by his grandfather Otto F. Langmann, a prominent church and college architect and watercolor painter who lived and worked in New York City. A resident of Chicago for over thirty years, Mr. Pinto lives and works in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

For further information, contact James Pinto using his contact form.