Jamie Lee McMahan  »  Cordova, TN
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Jamie Lee McMahan
Cordova, TN
Fee range: $15,000-$35,000

Jamielmcmahan@aol.com
901-309-2388
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About the Artist

Jamie Lee McMahan decided to become a full-time portrait painter after a two-year trip around the world.

A 1965 graduate of The University of Memphis, where he studied fine art and mathematics, he pursued dual careers for years. He was a marketing rep for IBM in the U.S. and Sydney, Australia and, when time permitted, he painted.

The great museums of the world were the inspiration that opened the window for the artist. Although he admired various art styles and periods, he was most often drawn to the great portraits, to the masterpieces of Sargent, Chase, Raeburn, Velasquez and others.

He has painted U.S. senators, governors, mayors, judges, university presidents, pets and a wide range of subjects in private collections. Among the many portraits by McMahan is Alex Haley, author of Roots. “Being a portrait artist enables me to get to know people on a personal level like no other profession I know of. Alex Haley is a good example. We sat down to discuss the project and pretty soon we were talking about family and writing and things that made his personality really come out. That would never have happened if we were talking about computers.”

The artist is an avid student of art history. “The more I read about the masters, the more I realize that the procedure hasn’t changed that much. It’s still about putting paint on canvas and seeing. But every year, the old masters seem to get smarter. I really like the words of the great Robert Henri, ‘Art when understood is the province of every human being.’ ”




Portrait Fees

Please contact the artist at Jamielmcmahan@aol.com for pricing.



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Dr. Anthony DiGiorgio, President
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan, Chancellor
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dr. Lane Rawlins, President
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington
Dr. Patricia T. Hayot, Headmistress
Columbus School for Girls
Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Nido Qubein, President
High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Dr. Paula Kaufman
The University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Dr. Sherry Hoppe, President
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee
Earl N. Phillips & Earl N. (Phil) Phillips, Jr.
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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. John Leonard
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee
Robert Long
Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dr. Loy Witherspoon, Dean
Department of Religion & Philosophy
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
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U.S. Eastern District of Tennessee
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The Honroable Paul Niemeyer
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Richmond, Virginia
The Honorable Richard Suhrheinrich
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Honorable Joyce Bihary
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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Atlanta, Georgia
The Honorable James Ryan
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
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The Honorable Ann Pugh
Shelby County Chancery Court
Memphis, Tennessee
The Honorable Robert Hershner
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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The Honorable Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears
Supreme Court, State of Georgia
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