Broadway Gallery

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John Bannon

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Biography

John Bannon was born in 1933 in Baltimore where he attended Saturday classes at The Maryland Institute of Art from the age of eight through high school under the tutelage of Anne Didusch Schuler, and others. At age seventeen, his drawing and painting skills were recognized with a four-year scholarship to college level of the Maryland Institute. He graduated with a BFA degree and The Henry Walters Prize. The University of Pennsylvania awarded him a year's graduate credit and advanced standing culminating in 1960 with an MFA in the History and Practice of Painting.

For twelve years, Bannon was student prot�g� and assistant to M. Jacques Maroger, former technical director of the laboratories of the Louvre, who trained him in the drawing and painting techniques of the old masters. He assisted Maroger in teaching artistic anatomy at the Maryland Institute and collaborated on Maroger's research of lost old masters painting formulas.

A member of Oil Painters of America, John Bannon has exhibited his art for more than forty years in the U.S. and abroad. He has been represented by more than 25 galleries and has presented 36 solo exhibitions. In Baltimore during the sixties, Bannon was co-founder and exhibiting artist of The Six Realists Gallery, which received wide acclaim for what was then a defiant stand for traditional art. In 1970, he also was a founder of the Dorchester Art Center, which still flourishes in Cambridge, Maryland.

Awards to Bannon's artwork include: The Henry Walters Prize, the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Purchase Prize, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Purchase Prize, The Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, PA, Purchase Prize, The Easton Academy of Art, Easton, MD and others.

In addition to the permanent collections of the museums listed above, Bannon's paintings are in The Hall of Chief's of Staff, The Pentagon - Washington DC. The Art Collection of Superior Court, Washington DC, among many other distinguished public and private collections.

Mr. Bannon has painted commissioned portraits of Pope John XXIII, General and U.S. Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, Senator George Mac Mathias, Congressman Dan Daniel, Congressman Bill Nichols, Judge Edward A. Beard, Conductor Reginald Stewart and many other prominent people.

Now retired as a professor of Drawing, Painting and History and Appreciation of Art, Bannon devotes even more of his time to producing art. He lives and maintains a studio in a wooded and historic Virginia suburb of Washington where with a personal vision he paints within the great tradition of western art.