About James Herrmann

James Herrmann has been creating works of art since 1965. He first began sculpting prehistoric animals for his fellow classmates while in kindergarten. Just like his own great-grandfather, he spent many hours of his childhood drawing, painting and sculpting on the small Ohio farm where he lived. As he grew older, his love of fossils and prehistory led him to the field of geology. Along with coursework in the sciences, James also enjoyed classes in the visual arts. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology.

James found sharing his knowledge with young people to be especially fulfilling. After several positions teaching natural history and environmental science, James went back to school to pursue his masters degree in education, obtaining his degree in 1987. James retired from teaching junior high and high school science after in 2015. Over the next few years, he continued to paint and sculpt, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, John Hautz. After the birth of his daughter, he found his way back to sculpting. His daughter Maggie and now his son Erik also enjoy working along side their father to create their unique works of art. James enjoys having many of his sculptures cast in bronze because of it's permanence and ability to capture detail. An avid reader of science fiction, James likes the possibility of transforming imaginary creatures into life. He continues to discover new and exciting subjects for his bronze works. James' works showcase his lifelong interest in prehistoric creatures, his knowledge of science and his love of fantasy.