John Norman Stewartwww.ArtPal.com/jnsart
Born in San Bernardino, California in 1940. Moved to the Los Angeles
area(Glendale, CA) a year later. Developed interest in drawing at an
early age and began art training at the age of twelve.
Studied with the Famous Artist's Schools in 1956; Private study with
various artists at his parents studio (1952-1959); received a scholarship
to Chouinard Art Institute in 1958; and later attended the Art Center
School in Los Angeles, CA. Teachers and artists who influenced him
were Robert Irwin and BobWinquist. Private study with Paul Souza
and Mario DeFerrante.
He had a 25 year career as a Scenic and Portrait Artist for the entertainment
industry with projects for television, motion picture and stage productions.
He did portraits of Bette Davis, Henry Winkler, Brian Keith, James Brolin
and others for various film and tv productions. He also did special art
projects for Disney Studios, Disneyland, Disney World, Epcot and Animal
He is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (1976 - ),
past member of The Los Angeles Art Association and a past member of
the California Art Club. (1993 - 2006). Currently a member of "The
Artist's Gathering" in Redding, CA (2010 - ). Red Bluff Art Association.
Exhibits include Gallery Gianni (La Cienega district) (1962), Jackie
Rosenberg Gallery (1966), Lakeland College, Lakeland, Ohio (1977);
Horizon Show, NYC, (1986); Carnegie Museum CAC show, (1994);
Morseburg Gallery, LA, CA, (1994); Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes,
CA (2001); Ferndale Repetoire Theater Gallery (2002); Red Bluff Art
Gallery, various group and individual shows, 2008-2011; 5 Windows
Gallery "Predominately Landscapes" 1 man show, April 2010; Three
person show with Jane Belden and Bill Marlowe - August 2012; special
showing of assemblage pieces at The Red Bluff Art Gallery, Nov. 2010.
Two person show with Jane Belden at The Highland Art Center - August
2011; Various show participation with The North Valley Art League - 2012.
Inclusion in The California Watercolor Gallery collection in Fallbrook
California. Exibiting and teaching at the O Street Gallery in Redding, CA
Murals: Glendale YMCA (1957) - Haliburton Restaurant (1958) -
Canter's Restaurant (1959) - Joseph P. Bean estate, La Canada,
CA (1962) Hilton Hotels (Reno, NV, 1985) - Epcot (1984) - Epcot (1996)
Books: “Watercolor – Paintings by Contemporary Artists? Chronicle
Books (2013). “A Sketchbook” the Drawings of John N. Stewart (2008).
“Aqueous” – The Watercolors of John Norman Stewart (2011).
“The Artist’s Bluebuck”, Dunbier, (2005). “Landscapes” Gerald Brommer
(1977). “Bright Orbits” (Lynch, 1974) illustrations.
Prominent collectors have included President Richard Nixon, actor
John Wayne and film director Leo Penn.
John has always had a simultaneous life in music, playing piano since
the age of seven. He is virtually self taught and has played various music
venues since the early 1960's and has written scores of songs. He has
five cd's available on iTunes, Amazon and others that are mostly improvi-
sational in nature. His musical non-de-plume is J. Norman Stewart.
Listings: Who's Who in the Entertainment Industry (1988) -
Who's Who in California (1989)- Personalities in The West (1989-) -
Five Thousand Personalities of The World (3rd Edition)(1990) -
Who's Who in America (Special Supplement) (1993) – Who’s Who
in America (2003 – 2011). Artist's Bluebook (2005) - AskArt.com -
(2000 - present)