James Warhola was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1955. A large influence during his childhood was his artistic family, especially his famous uncle, Pop artist- Any Warhol. Like his uncle, he attended the famous Tam O'Shanter art classes and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. Although James is known for many different types of illustrations his primarily works are in the field of children's picture books. He has illustrated over 30 books, several of which he has written.