FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2022
GLOUCESTER, MA – BankGloucester is hosting a public viewing for artist Jim Ryan starting October 4th through December 10th in BankGloucester’s main lobby at 160 Main Street in Gloucester. The public viewing is a great opportunity to take in some of Mr. Ryan’s beautiful artwork.
Jim Ryan was born in Revere, Massachusetts, and attended Revere Public Schools, graduating from Revere High School in 1959. He then attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, graduating in 1962. Mr. Ryan worked as a fashion illustrator for the MacKellar Art Studio in Boston before joining Raytheon in 1968. While he initially worked for the Publications Department in Bedford, in 1978 Jim was appointed supervisor of the Creative Services Group of Publications. In 1996 he was assigned to Media Solutions, Raytheon Technical Services Company in Burlington.
Mr. Ryan’s keen interest in our nation’s military history has resulted in numerous awards, including the U.S. Army Chief of Public Service, the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, and the Grumbacher Gold Medal. In addition to these awards, Jim designed a commemorative coin, celebrating the 70-year history of Fort Devens. The coin was used at the base closing ceremony and has now become a collectors’ item.
Jim’s historical Military Paintings include commemorative pieces of art covering World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, each of the uniformed services and the medal of honor. Library prints of his military art are often sought after and have also been deemed to be collectors’ items. His paintings of the U.S. Marine Corps have appeared on the cover of the Marine Corps Gazette and the program cover for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
Jim has been an active supporter of AUSA for many years, serving as the Vice President of First Region and a stalwart of Minutemen Chapter. He resides in Peabody, Massachusetts with his wife Nancy. They have three sons and two grandchildren.
A collection of Jim’s paintings will be on display at the Bank from October 4th through December 10th, 2022. All are invited to come see these wonderful works of art.
Paintings on display as well as those not exhibited are available for purchase by reaching out to Mr. Ryan by phone at 978-535-4117 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information please contact:
Derek Clements, Marketing Manager,BankGloucester, 978-675-9903
Jim Ryan, Artist, email@example.com, 978-535-4117
BankGloucester, with assets of $350 million, is a state-chartered mutual bank serving Gloucester and its neighboring communities since 1887. BankGloucester is headquartered at 160 Main Street in Gloucester and has branches at 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich. It is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF). At BankGloucester, all deposits are insured in full.