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At age 87, James Iams ’50 remains an active painter, and he and his work were recently featured in Baltimore’s Catholic Review. His watercolors are displayed in galleries from Oregon to Connecticut, as well as in the Timonium, Maryland, retirement community in which he lives. One of his works, Dredging Oysters on the Choptank River, is part of IUP’s permanent collection. The artist taught in Baltimore County public schools for 30 years, and in his retirement, he teaches a weekly watercolor class at the Community College of Baltimore County. At Indiana State Teachers College, he studied watercolor under Ralph Reynolds. His father, Merrill Iams, taught in the sciences at ISTC from the 1930s through the 1950s.