Although James Fiorentino started painting sports celebrities to obtain their autographs, autographs are now requested of him nationwide. Prestigious companies, galleries, museums, politicians, athletes, and entertainment personalities have commissioned James. James has worked with Yogi Berra, Cal Ripken Jr., Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Greg LeMond, and many contemporary athletes. His artistic ability has evolved into more than just a childhood hobby. James has painted and illustrated hundreds of intricately developed works in watercolor and oils since he was a young child.
James is considered one of the most unique artists of the twenty-first century. His skill embodies a compelling sense of realism. His remarkable, realistic qualities evoke a great deal of emotion. James’ theme in every painting is the image of the human spirit.
At the age of fifteen, James was the youngest artist to be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his likeness of Reggie Jackson, which hung beside the paintings of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol. His painting commemorating Roberto Clemente remains in the museum as a part of their permanent collection.
Many of James’ lithographs are part of the permanent collection in the United States Sports Academy Museum (Daphne, Alabama). James also has his work displayed at the National Basketball Hall of Fame, The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) (Indiana), Cycling Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Roberto Clemente Museum (Puerto Rico), and The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center (New Jersey), just to name a few.
Fiorentino has been featured on national and regional television, magazines, and newspapers including ABC World News Tonight with Dick Shaap, CBS This Morning, ESPN’s Baseball Magazine, ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, Fox After Breakfast, NBC Good Day New York, MSG’s New York Yankee Pre-game Show, and the New York Mets television broadcast just to name a few. He has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and UPN affiliates throughout the country.