James Niehues will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame next week in Sun Valley. For what is James Niehues famous?
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm
HI Greg. James Niehues did the wonderful graphics of so many ski resorts—as much artistry as they were trail maps.
So, given the weather forecast there’s a better-than-even chance I’ll be having coffee tomorrow (Friday) at Green Goddess rather than the Octagon–hope to see you there.
March 12, 2020 at 10:44 pm
Yes, James Niehues is possibly the only map maker that still paints them with gouache water colors! I emailed with him a few years ago in answer to a request he had for an apprentice. That would have been a dream job. Maybe still possible ? =}
March 13, 2020 at 12:18 am
James Niehues is noted for his artist’s renditions / drawings of ski area trail maps.
March 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm
He does all the ski area maps
March 21, 2020 at 9:33 am
Those were the best, 60’s and 70’s maps, be nice to get reprints to frame.
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