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For the Canadian Conservative MP who represented Kingston, see James Henry Metcalfe. For the Ontario businessman and political figure, see James Metcalfe. For the rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1890s, 1900s, and '10s, see James Metcalfe (rugby). For the German born American poet, see James J. Metcalfe.

James "Jimmy" Metcalf (March 11, 1925 – January 27, 2012) was an American sculptor, artist and educator. Metcalf established and led a community for copper artisans in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, Mexico, from the 1970s until his death in 2012.[1]

Metcalf was born in New York City.[1] His parents were both stained glass artists, most notably contributing to the windows for the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.[1] Metcalf took up art and sculpture as a teenager. He enlisted in the 88th Infantry Division of the United States Army, nicknamed the Blue Devils, when he was 18 years old.[1] Metcalf fought in northern Italy during World War II, and lost three of his fingers during combat at Furlo Pass.[1]

Metcalf attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and then enrolled at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London.[1][2] He was awarded a fellowship to study ancient metallurgy and essentially moved to Deya, Majorca, in 1953.[2] There he befriended and collaborated with writer Robert Graves on his work, Adam's Rib, published in 1955.[3] Metcalf lived in Paris from 1956 to 1965, where he located his studio at the Impasse Ronsin.[1]

By 1965, Metcalf was an accomplished sculptor, with a studio on Spring Street in SoHo.[1] However, he was tired of contemporary art and moved to Mexico, including Mexico City.[1] He became friends with prominent writers and artists, including Carlos Fuentes and Carlos Pellicer, and was the first to introduce Octavio Paz to Marcel Duchamp.[1] Metcalf won the commission to forge the Olympic torch for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] He was married to Mexican actress Pilar Pellicer, his third wife, with whom he had two sons and one daughter.[1][1] Metcalf later married Pilar Pellicar's younger sister, sculptor Ana Pellicer, his fourth wife.[2]

Metcalf opened a studio and forge in 1967, where he taught artists how to create vases with a thick edge called El Borde Greuso.[2] In 1973, Melcalf and Anna Pellicer founded Casa de Artesana and a school. which would become known as the Adolfo Best Maugard School of Arts and Crafts in Santa Clara del Cobre, to promote indigenous artists and pre-Columbian coppersmithing and forging techniques.[1][2] Their work has been credited with preserving the metalworking of the region.[1]

Metcalf died in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan, on January 27, 2012, at the age of 86.[1] He was survived by his wife, Ana Pellicer.[3] He was buried in Santa Clara del Cobre, near several of his sculptures.[1]

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Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 01:56:15 -0800

James Metcalf plans to finish the year in style – and then secure a shot at the Irish light-middleweight title in 2015. The 26-year-old, known as 'Kid Shamrock', fights Danny Shannon at Liverpool's Olympia tonight on promoter Steve Wood's show. Victory ...

Harrogate Advertiser

Harrogate Advertiser
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:30:00 -0800

Harrogate and North Yorkshire councillors respond to autumn statement. Harrogate Borough Council offices. (1401142AM5). by James Metcalf; james.metcalf@jpress.co.uk. Published on the 18 December 2014 16:30. Published 18/12/2014 16:30. Print this ...

Harrogate Advertiser

Harrogate Advertiser
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:30:00 -0800

... primary schools in top 20 per cent nationally. 82 per cent of Harrogate primary children reach level four in reading, writing, and maths. by James Metcalf; james.metcalf@jpress.co.uk. Published on the 17 December 2014 16:30. Published 17/12/2014 16:30.

Wetherby Today

Wetherby Today
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800

Proposal to bring rural land into Leeds green belt. LCC executive member for neighbourhoods, planning, and personnel Coun Peter Gruen (Lab) is bringing the proposal forward. by James Metcalf; james.metcalf@jpress.co.uk. Published on the 17 December

Institutional Investor (subscription)

Institutional Investor (subscription)
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:08:37 -0700

CEO James Metcalf met Warren Buffett for the first time, he couldn't sleep. “I was scared to death,” says Metcalf, who was then president of the wallboard maker. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway had bought $300 million worth of convertible notes from USG ...

Ripon Today

Ripon Today
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800

FULL REPORT: Pain-inducing techniques and planned use of force at Wetherby Young Offender Institution. Wetherby Young Offender Institution. Picture: Bruce Rollinson. by James Metcalf; james.metcalf@jpress.co.uk. Updated on the 12 December 2014
 
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:07:30 -0800

WATERLOO | A group of men who were robbed when intruders burst into a home and held them at gunpoint said one of the suspect's hair and teeth gave him away. Sanjin Kvakic told jurors he was at a playing poker during a “guys night out” at a friend's ...

Harrogate Advertiser

Harrogate Advertiser
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:30:00 -0800

... envisaged and as a result careful planning will be necessary to avoid accident and injury. “We have received assurance that the safety of pupils and families will be paramount.” What do you think? Email james.metcalf@jpress.co.uk or call 01423 ...
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