JOHN PHILLIP OSBORNE
An American Master
May 13-14 & 20-21, 2017
“Painting every day teaches us to see beyond the obvious. This is a privilege I'll always be thankful for.” - John Phillip Osborne
Born in 1951 in northern New Jersey, Osborne still resides there today having built a career around painting the natural landscape of the Hudson Valley and becoming a preeminent artist of Revolutionary subjects. He graduated Cum Laude from the Pratt Institute in New York with a degree in fine arts, and recently retired after 34 years as senior instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute.
Osborne’s work captures “a small moment in nature; a feeling of coming just a little closer to the grand scheme of things.” Known for his handling of light and attention to atmospheric effects, his oil paintings are works of tonality and subtlety that evoke an emotional rather than tangible remembrance. Also working in pen and ink, his drawings are both technically superior and aesthetically engaging.
Osborne received the first American Artists Achievement Award for Teacher of Oil Painting. His paintings have been commended with many Best in Show awards, including the Hudson Valley Art Association’s Gold Medal of Honor and numerous Best Light and Atmospheric Effect awards. Osborne was also the recipient of the Hudson Valley Art Association’s highest honor: Artist in Special Tribute.