James Everett Stuart (1852-1941) was an American painter of the West coast, said to have produced over 5,000 western landscape paintings over his lifetime. His work is characterized by its moody and dramatic style, suggestive of the French Barbizon School. Born in Bangor, Maine, he later settled on a ranch near Rio Vista, California. In the late 1870s, he studied under Virgil Williams and R.D. Yelland at the California School of Design. His paintings focus on the mountainous regions of the Pacific Northwest, California, and Alaska. His works are in collections of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the California State Library in Sacramento, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Museum, and the White House.