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John A. O‰ÛªConnor is an artist whose paintings are included in major public and private collections in the United States and abroad including the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida; the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Cole National Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio; the Alabama Power Company; and IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York. He offers collectors an extensive inventory of paintings, drawings and prints and also creates specially commissioned art works.
John grew up in California, studied in Mexico, and received an A.B. with Honors in art in 1961, and an M.A.A. in painting in 1963, both from the University of California-Davis. He taught art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Ohio University, Athens before he accepted a professorship at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he taught art from1969 until 2005. Since then, he has been working on a new series of paintings based upon the Oriental folding screen.
He has had thirty-four solo exhibitions of his paintings in galleries and museums throughout the United States and has participated in more than two hundred group shows including invitational exhibitions at the Mediterranean Museum of Contemporary Art, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, among many others. Art 4 Business in Philadelphia currently represents him.