John MacDonald [NRA 2017]

First name:  John ;
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Last name:
  MacDonald ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 


Growing up in Lafayette, Indiana, John attended Washington University in St. Louis where he received a BFA in 1979. Following college, he attended a four month intensive printmaking workshop at the Institute for American Universities in Avignon, France. In 1982 he received an MA degree in drawing and painting from Purdue University.

For nearly twenty years, John worked as both a full-time freelance illustrator and landscape painter. He won awards from Print Magazine as well as having work appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show. Since the late 2000’s, he has been painting full time. His paintings can be found in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout North America

Professional memberships have included the Society of Illustrators, the Illustrators Partnership of America, the National Association of Plein Air Painters, the Graphic Artists Guild, the Oil Painters of America., and the American Tonalist Society. A certified creativity coach, he brings his coaching experience to his workshops.





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December 23, 2019

Last updated: March 17, 2023 at 13:02 pm

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