John O'Neil

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John  O'Neil Ticino
Ticino, 1963
acrylic on paper
21 x 29 in
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John  O'Neil Arco
Arco, 1966
acrylic on paper
21 x 29 in
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John  O'Neil Untitled 2
Drawing 2, 1979
pastel on paper
15 x 21 in
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John  O'Neil

John O'Neil

John O'Neil Description

John O'Neil  (1915 - 2004)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Profession: Painter, educator, writer

Studied: University of Oklahoma, B.F.A, 1936, M.F.A. in Painting 1939.

Colorado Springs Arts Center, with Boardman Robinson, Paul Burlin and Henry Varnum Poor; Taos School of Art, with Emil Bisttram; Studio Hinna, Rome, Italy, 1951-52.

Teaching: Professor of painting, University of Oklahoma, 1939-1965, Director of the School of Art from 1951-1965; Chairman of Art Department, Rice University, Houston, 1965-1970; Director, Sewall Art Gallery, 1971-1977; Professor Emeritus.

Exhibited: World's Fair New York, 1939; Carnegie Institute, 1941; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1939, 1941; Denver Art Museum, 1940; Directions in American Painting, Carnegie Institute; Abstract & Surrealist Art, Art Institute of Chicago; Contemporary American Painting, University of Illinois; Troisieme Salon International des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France; M-59 Exhib., Copenhagen, Denmark; Louisiana Gallery, Houston, TX, 1970s

Numerous exhibitions and awards (over 75 exhibitions between 1940 and 1993).

Work: Denver Art Museum; Dallas Museum. Fine Arts; Library of Congress; University of Michigan Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa; Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NE; Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK owns many paintings by John O'Neil; also the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, OK.

Comments: Preferred media: acrylics, pastels.  He contributed to, "Oklahoma: A Guide to the Sooner State," in Art & Architecture, 1957; "Thoughts on Light," in Kunst, 1963; and "On Color," in Cimarron Review, 1972.

From 1943 to 1946, O'Neil served as topographer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in North Africa and Washington, D.C.  A recipient of numerous awards, grants and fellowships, O'Neil is listed in Who's Who in American Art; Archives of American Art;  and Personaggi Contemporaneii, Italy.  He is featured in Coming Home, American Paintings 1930-1950, The Schoen Collection, published 2003 by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia.  Copies of John O'Neil's personal papers from 1945 to 1978 are preserved at the Smithsonian.

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