Terry St. John - Berkeley Marina, 2011 (detail) - Copyright Terry St. John

Terry St. John

United States 1934

Painting, Drawing

www.terrystjohn.com

Terry St. John
Terry St. John
Male
United States
1934
January 5, 2016
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Terry St. John is an American contemporary artist born in Sacramento in 1934. He is well known for his figurative paintings where he gives a lot of attention to light.

Art by Terry St. John

Terry St. John - Solveig Patterns, 2013 - Solveig, Muted Colors, 2015 - Woman, Windows, Vessels, 2015
Terry St. John – Solveig Patterns, 2013 / Solveig, Muted Colors, 2015 / Woman, Windows, Vessels, 2015

Terry St. John studied at California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, received his BA from University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1958, and his MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, in 1966. He worked as a curator at the Oakland Museum of California from 1969 until 1990. St. John was originally majoring in sociology, but the course of his academic studies changed when he discovered love of painting. His teacher and friend Richard Diebenkorn, as well as Bay Area figurative movement were great influences on St. John’s work.

Art by Terry St. John

Terry St. John - Crossed Leg Model, 2015 - Back View Model, 2015 - Seated Model #3, 2015
Terry St. John – Crossed Leg Model, 2015 / Back View Model, 2015 / Seated Model #3, 2015

A lot of attention is given to the light, giving the figures in his paintings an almost sculptural form. Gestural marks, visceral paint and pared-down geometric forms help St. John create beautiful and unique pieces. Both the qualities of a human being as a model and the surroundings in studio, which he calls living room-landscapes, are equally important for the artist in the process of painting.
St. John’s work is included in several public collections, e.g. Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Masur Museum, Monroe, LA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, and Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Art by Terry St. John

Terry St. John - Diablo, 2010 - Diablo #2, 2010
Terry St. John – Diablo, 2010 / Diablo #2, 2010

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Terry St. John lives and works in Oakland, California.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014New WorkDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Terry St. JohnDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Recent Painting, Figure and LandscapeSan Marco Gallery at Dominican University, San Rafael, CASolo
2007Landscapes: Rural and Urban RealitiesTriton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CAGroup
2006Terry St. JohnHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2004Terry St. John: Bay Area Landscape PainterTriton Museum, San Jose, CASolo
2003Terry St. JohnHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2003Terry St. JohnHoly Names College, Oakland, CASolo
2002Model/Artist: Figurative Drawings 1961–2001Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CASolo
2001Terry St. JohnHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2000Hackett-Freedman Gallery ArtistsShasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CAGroup
1999Terry St. JohnHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1999Contemporary Bay Area PaintersDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
1999Side by Side: Plein Air Paintings by Lundy Siegriest and Terry St. JohnMuseum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CAGroup
1999Recent Work: Paintings by Terry St. John, Dennis Hare, Larry Cohen, John Dubrow, and othersHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1998Terry St. JohnHearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CASolo
1998Select Works: A Group Exhibition featuring Emerging and Established ArtistsHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
199710th Anniversary ExhibitionHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1997A Celebration of Three DecadesBerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CAGroup
1996Terry St. JohnHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1996CCAC: Past, Present and FutureCalifornia College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CAGroup
1996Substance and Light: The Work of Four Bay Area PaintersCalifornia Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CAGroup
1995Contemporary Plein Air PaintersThe Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CAGroup
1995Plein Air PaintersPope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CAGroup
1994Terry St. JohnContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1994New Bay Area PaintingContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1994Bay to DeltaWeir Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1994Landscape Into ArtFlorence Ludins-Katz Memorial Gallery, National Institute of Art & Disabilities, Richmond, CAGroup
1994Group ExhibitionThomas Babeor & Co., La Jolla, CAGroup
1993Contemporary Realism, Central and Northern California LandscapesMonterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CAGroup
1993Vanishing Point: A Look at Contemporary Landscape PaintingBedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1993Bay Area PaintingContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1993LandscapeSkyline College, San Bruno, CAGroup
1993These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: The Fine Art of Collecting ArtGallery Concord, Concord, CAGroup
1992A Day in the Country, California Landscape PaintingI Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CAGroup
1992Artists from Contemporary Realist GalleryNew York Academy of Art, New York, NYGroup
1991Terry St. JohnContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1991Terry St. JohnCollege of Notre Dame, Belmont, CASolo
1991Artists from Contemporary Realist GalleryNew York Academy of Art, New York, NYGroup
1991The Breakfast GroupHoly Names College, Oakland, CAGroup
1991New Bay Area Painting IIContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1991Bay Area Landscape PaintingSanta Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CAGroup
1990Terry St. JohnFresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CASolo
1990Once By The PacificGallery North, Setauket, NYGroup
1990Slopes of Diablo IIValley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1990Fifth Avenue RealistsJoseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1990The Outdoor Studio: Paintings of Contra CostaCivic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1989Terry St. JohnVulcan Cafe Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
1989New Bay Area PaintingContemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1989The Trading CompanyCenter Gallery, University of California Extension, San Francisco, CAGroup
1989Terry St. John and FriendsBanaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1989Views of DiabloLos Medanos College, Pittsburg, CAGroup
1989Marine ViewsCity of Concord Art Gallery, Concord, CAGroup
1988Terry St. JohnVictor Fischer Galleries, Oakland, CASolo
1988Breakfast ClubWiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CAGroup
1985Terry St. JohnVictor Fischer Galleries, Oakland, CASolo
1985Terry St. JohnEloise Packard-Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CASolo
1985Bay Area SeenHall of Flowers, San Francisco, CAGroup
1984Terry St. JohnSheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NESolo
1984Robert Poplack, Paul Carey, Lundy Siegriest, Bill Steiger and Terry St. JohnGlastonbury Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1983Terry St. JohnBrook House, Orinda, CASolo
1982Terry St. JohnWalnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, CASolo
1982Rolling Hills and Purple CowsWalnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1981Terry St. JohnBrook House, Orinda, CASolo
1980UnknownNotre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CAGroup
1978Terry St. JohnUniversity of Mississippi, Oxford, MSSolo
1978Jerry Carlin, Anthony Holdsworth, Terry St. JohnBerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CAGroup
1978Lundy Siegriest, Terry St. JohnSanta Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CAGroup
1977Terry St. JohnRobert Mondavi Winery, Napa, CASolo
197720 Bay Area ArtistsRichmond Art Center, Richmond, CAGroup
1977Christmas GivingSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
1976Done in the OpenTriangle Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1975Terry St. JohnStevenson College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CASolo
1975Terry St. JohnHoly Names College, Oakland, CASolo
1975UnknownLester Gallery, Inverness, CAGroup
1973First InvitationalPalo Alto Cultural Center, Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1972ThreeCollege of Notre Dame, Belmont, CAGroup
1965James D. Phelan Award ShowCalifornia Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CAGroup
1965UnknownLucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup