A Collection Dedicated to the Year the First Enslaved Africans were Brought to America
THE 1619 COLLECTION
YEARS IN THE MAKING
The story behind the name
Hi, my name is Nathan and I am a womb survivor. In 2015 I painted this piece, Love in Full Bloom, and immediately signed it -
Norma Nathan. You see, Norma is the name of my twin sister. She only survived a short time after being born. I was the only survivor that lived on.
Signing it naturally for the first time as Norma Nathan helped me to acknowledge her presence that lives in every piece of my art.
Spending 9 crucial and formative months of my life with Norma created a strong connection with her, and without her, there has been a huge void in my life.
My art fills this profound void, and I feel privileged to be able to share our story with you. When you purchase my art you are sharing in the connection between me and my sister, Norma.
WITH EACH STROKE OF MY BRUSH,
I FULFILL MY QUEST TO
BRING NORMA INTO EXISTENCE
1977 - 2020
Gifted Abstract Artist True Friend and Supporter to many arttists.
Shown here with a piece he acquired for his original collection. Brother, we are happy to have had your spirit cross our paths.
Anyone with James Chism's Artwork in their collection please be kind enough to pass along an image. I'd like to forward them to the family as it can mean a world of smiles for them.