Birth: 5-1-1853 Guilford County, North Carolina
Death: 1-17-1933 Cincinnati, Ohio
Married: Mary Merlatt 1875
Known For: Woodland scenes, beach trees
Associations: Richmond Art Association, Hoosier Salon, Chicago Galleries Association
Awards: Herron Art Institute 1917, Indianapolis Art Association 1917, Hoosier Salon 1927
Raised on a farm near Monrovia, IN after his family moved from North Carolina
Encouraged by James Whitcomb Riley to further pursue art, Riley gave John books of well-known artists to study
Lived 10 years in New York City working as a portraitist and photographer
Moved to Richmond, IN in 1888 to became the head of the art department at Earlham College
Taught art classes at the college for eight years until he left to paint full time
Was considered the dean of the Richmond group of artists
Exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, National Arts Club in New York
John was one of the founders of the Art Association of Richmond
Moved back to Monrovia after the death of his wife in 1906
Spent several summers in Northern Michigan and California painting in watercolors
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