Signed lower right, 'Semple' for John Semple (American, born 1930) and painted circa 1970.

This realist painter and graphic artist first attended Hamilton College (B.A., 1953), where he was awarded full scholarships to both the Skowhegan School of
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John Semple
Rural Childhood, American Academic Realist oil of a Young Boy with a Kite

Circa 1970

About

Signed lower right, 'Semple' for John Semple (American, born 1930) and painted circa 1970. This realist painter and graphic artist first attended Hamilton College (B.A., 1953), where he was awarded full scholarships to both the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and to Boston University, where he received his Masters in Fine Art in 1958. John Semple has exhibited widely and with success, including at the San Diego Print Show (1995), deCordova and Dana Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Pasadena Art Center and with New York's Audubon Society of Artists. He is the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards, including First Prize from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, which Semple used to study abroad in Italy, France and Britain (1958). Among other distinctions, he has received the American Artist Award from the Lafayette Art Association, the Grumbacher Gold Medal from the Allied Artists of America (1987) and the first place prize from the Cape Cod Art Association (1996). Semple is a member of the Boston Printmakers, Society of American Graphic Artists, the Print Club of Albany, Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the University of Wisconsin and the Print Club of Albany among others. Reference: Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U.S.: Colonial to 2002, Bob Creps, Dealer’s Choice Books, Inc. 2002, Vol. 2, p. 1238-1239; et al. Education: Mt. Hermon School, 1949. Hamilton College, B.A., 1953. Mexico City College, 1956. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (full scholarship), 1957. Boston University, M.F.A. in Painting (full scholarship), 1958. Exhibitions: San Diego Art Institute, National Print Show, 1995 Boston Printmakers, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2000-2009 Pittsburgh Print Group, 1996, 1998 Sixty Square Inches National Print Show (Purdue, IN), 2000, 2006 2nd Parkside Exhibition Small Prints, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Springfield Museum, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 Albion College National Print and Drawing Show SAGA Print Show, 1993, 2004 The Haggin Museum (Stockton, CA), 7th Exhibition of Prints & Drawings, 1994; 11th Exhibition of Prints & Drawings, 1998 The Print Club of Albany (elected to membership, 1993), 19th National Juried Print Exhibition sponsored by The Print Club of Albany Hera Foundation (Wakefield, Rhode Island), “Contemporary Prints,” 1994 Elon College National Print Show, 1994 Barnes Gallery/LCA, 1995 Del Mar College (Corpus Christi, TX), 25th, 29th, 38th (2004) Annual Drawing & Small Sculpture Shows Art Link, 13th & 14th National Print Shows Allied Artists of America (3) Audubon Artists (3) Northern Indiana Center of the Arts (by invitation) National Small Works Exhibit (Schoharie, NY) Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (Utica, NY) deCordova and Dana Museum (Lincoln, MA), “Lexington Collectors” Stratton Arts Festival (4 years; 2 prizes) Clary-Miner Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Recent Realism (3) Root Art Center, Hamilton College Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Pasadena Art Center University of Louisiana, International Exhibition of Animals in Art, 1998 Stone Metal Press 6th Annual, Parchman Stremmel Galleries (San Antonio, TX), 1998 “Counterpoint 1998,” Hill Country Arts Foundation (Ingram, TX), 1998 Prints U. S. A., Springfield Art Museum (Springfield, MO), 1999 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, 2002, 2005 Parkersburg Cultural Center of Fine Arts 15th Annual (2 paintings) Butler Institute of American Art, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009 Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 2003 (also elected member), 2004, 2005 American Color Print Society 58th National Open, 2005 Montgomery College Drawing Show, 2004, 2005 Border to Border, Austin Peay State University, 2003 American Drawing Biennial 8, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary Brand 34 (Glendale, CA), 2006 Tang Gallery (Bisbee, AZ), 2006 5th Minnesota National Print Biennial Exhibition, 2006 SAGA artists member exhibition in Prague at the Hollar Society Gallery, 2006 Jan Dempsey Art Center, 2 prints, “Dia de los Muertos,” 2007 Prints U. S. A. 2007, Springfield Art Museum (Springfield, MO) California Center for the Arts (Escondido, CA), Contemporary Ruin Show, 2008 ARTLINK National Print Show, 2010 Grants and Prizes: Tiffany Foundation Grant, 1958, First Prize (one year’s travel in Italy, France, and Britain). Audubon Artists – Honorable Mention, 1988; elected to membership, 1988; Renee B. McNeely Memorial Award, 1992 Allied Artists of America – Grumbacher Gold Medal, 1987; Silver Medal of Honor, 1988; Len G. Everett Award, 1989; elected to membership, 1990; Silver Medal, 1991 Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY – 2nd prize, Recent Realism, 1987; 3rd prize, Recent Realism, 1988 National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside – purchase prize, 1989, 1991 Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA – American Artist Award, 1991 Cape Cod Art Association – 1st prize graphics, 1991; 2nd prize painting, 1992; 1st prize painting, 1996; print prize, 1997 Maryland Federation of the Arts – 2nd prize graphics, 1993 Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO – Certificate of Merit Award, 1990; 2nd prize painting, 1991; Springfield Art League Merit Award, etching, 1994 The Print Club of Albany – Merit Award, September 1995 Pittsburgh Print Group – Printmakers ’96, Honorable Mention The Boston Printmakers 2001 – Juror’s commendation Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO – purchase prize, etching, 2002 South Shore Art Center – 1st prize, 2001 Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN – purchase prize, drawing show, 2003 Hudson Valley Art Association – Ridgewood Art Institute Award, May 2003 Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX – purchase prize, ceramic sculpture, April 2004 Brand 34, Glendale, CA –Patron Award, 2006 Prints USA 2009 – J. J. Peterson Memorial Award Qijiang International Print Invitation Exhibition – purchase prize, Guangdong Museum, 2009 Allied Artists of America 2009 – Butler Institute of Art Award Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO – Peterson Memorial Award, 2009 *Courtesy of Artist Website

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  • Artist
    John Semple (1930 - 2015, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1970
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    minor edge rubbing, matt varnish; unframed
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 24 in.H 45.72 cm x W 60.96 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3445334592
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