Synthia Saint James

Internationally recognized self-taught artist and author Synthia Saint James was born in Los Angeles, California. Her professional career began in New York City in 1969, and her work has been used on the covers of over fifty books, including those by Alice Walker, Terry Mc Millan, Iyanla Vanzant, and Julia Boyd. Since 1990, Saint James has completed commissions for major organizations, corporations and individual collectors, including The House of Seagram, The Los Angeles Women’s Foundation, UNICEF, and the Girl Scouts of America’s 85th Anniversary commemoration. The United States Postal Service, commissioned the artist to create the first Kwanzaa Stamp, released in 1997.