SINCE 1965


John Stephens

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1945. Received his formal training at Dartmouth College where he studied under George Rickey, Richard Anuskiewicz, Walter Murch, and Varujian Boghosian.After graduating in 1970 he taught art at Hanover High in New Hampshire and was Chairman of the Art Department untill 1977. In the last two years of his teaching post he taught with the great Bauhaus painter Hannes Beckmann. Along with Beckmann's teaching of the psychology of perception, the artist was greatly influenced by Faber Birren's writings on color theory. Scientists like Einstein and Jung were also influential. In 1985 his work was selected for the Illuminating Color exhibit at Pratt Institute Gallery in New York, and in 1986 his paintings were included in the National Academy of Fantastic Art exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington and again in 1990. In 1994 his paintings were included in the West Marine Art exhibit at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon, and at the Maritime Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon. From 1991 to 1996 articles have appeared in numerous publications including Fine Art Collector Magazine, P.E.I. Magazine, International Design Network Magazine, Color Publishing, and Magical Blend Magazine. His commercial work also appears in books published by St. Martin Press, Berkely Publications. Simon & Schuster, Bantam Books, Ballantine Books, and the U.S. Departmentof Agriculture. Collectors include American Design Ltd. Denver, Colo., Comdisco, Inc., Chicago, Ill., Dunnegan Art Museum, Bolivar, Mo., Fleming Art Museum, Burlington, Vt., Hood Museum, Hanover, Vt., Mr & Mrs Ray Kroc, LaJolla, Ca., Mr Burt Reynolds, Beverly Hills, Ca., and Tobin Geology, San Antonio, Tx.

The artist felt compelled to measure his painting ability against those of the great masters, particularly the visual richness of the fifteenth century Flemish Painters. Combining his technical ability with a brilliant ease of color value, the artist's finished paintings are worthy of comparison with the mystical realism of the Viennese fantastic realists.

Limited edition prints are available for sale in the print section.


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"Acquisitions of Memory"


"Bar Harbor"


"The Picnic"


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