John Attanasio lives and paints in Philadelphia and Down East Maine. His works are mostly representational and include landscapes, cityscapes, still life and portraits.
From Center City Philadelphia, his primary residence, to coastal Maine, where he has a second studio, much of John’s art is inspired by both the natural and built environments. The works in this show represent observations of dramatic natural formations and phenomena in places as diverse as Down East Maine, the Canadian Rockies, the Cumberland Plateau, central China and Hong Kong.
John has exhibited in group shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club (juried), The Plastic Club, Twenty-Two Gallery, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia (juried), the 3rd Street Gallery and Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. He has exhibited in solo shows at Twenty-Two Gallery (2017) and at the Philadelphia Sketch Club (2016).
Following a long legal career, John began painting in 2012. His art is now a full-time occupation. He has studied painting at Fleisher Art Memorial and Woodmere Art Museum under artists trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has also studied portraiture at Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia.
John holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a law degree from George Washington University.