John Clark, originally born in Manhattan, now lives and works in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Clark has illustrated over 70 book and magazine covers in his career as an artist for notable publishers such as Belmont Tower, Leisure and Zebra Books as well as Newsweek.
Clark learned to draw at an early age from comic books. He went on to study painting at the Art Students League under David Laffel and Frank Mason; winning the Golden Mixing Bowl for best portrait at the National Academy open show. Clark later honed his skills in illustration under the tutelage of Milton Charles at Parsons: The New School prior to landing his first job in Illustrating.
Today Clark continues to paint at a house in the country near Rhinebeck, NY.
Clark, inspired by the artists of the high renaissance such as Rubens, VanDyck, Rembrandt, Velasquez and Hals; paints in the style of Pacheco starting by packing on dark muddy colors and then brushing on strong croma or light. Using many different techniques and harmonies, Clark welcomes private and professional commissions and contracts alike.
1978-1979 - Parsons School of Design
1975-1977 - The Art Students League
1973-1975 - Dutchess County
Grants & Awards
1977 - Golden Mixing Bowl