Painter and etcher, James S. King's etchings are featured in J.R.W. Hitchcock's three books on etching, 1880s. He was born in New York City in 1852 and studied at the Art Student's League, National Academy of Design, Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Paris with Gerome and Bonnat. He belonged to the Salmagundi Club and the Allied Artists of America. King was active in exhibiting at the Parrish Art Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Boston Art Club; National Academy of Design; Art Institute of Chicago; the Corcoran Gallery; and the Society of Independent Artists.