James C. Christensen was born on September 26, 1942, and died on January 8, 2017.
He was an American artist of religious and fantasy art and formerly an instructor at Brigham Young University.
He said his inspirations were myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination.
He was raised in Culver City, California, and attended UCLA.
Then, she moved to Utah to finish his higher education at Brigham Young University.
James taught art for over 20 years at Brigham Young University until the late 1990s.
He was married with five children including two notable artist daughters, Cassandra Christensen Barney and Emily Christensen McPhie.
Christensen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He co-chaired the Mormon Arts Foundation with his wife Carole.
Christensen resided in Orem, Utah in a house he designed filled with secret passages and sculptures inspired by his paintings.
James C. Christensen passed away at 74 years old.