James Drake was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1946. He received his BFA in 1969 and MFA in 1970 from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. Drake recently moved to New York City from El Paso, Texas, where he lived and worked for over twenty years. In 1996, he collaborated with Landfall Press on Salon of Eternal Souls and Salon of A Thousand Souls, a pair of four-color lithographs depicting haunted interior spaces, void of human habitation.