Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking

John Ross

Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking
Region: Bronx, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1987

From his website:

John Ross, printmaker, painter, art educator and author has been a Professor of studio art at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York for 22 years, and a teacher in a Printmaking Workshop at the New School University in New York City for 50 years. His work is varied in subject matter, from cityscapes, figurative images, western landscapes, portraits, visions of architectural fantasies to the metamorphosis of people into structures or buildings.In each the basic compositions emphasize the construction of the subject, whether it be a canyon , a skyscraper , a landscape or a figure, using textures, abstract forms, patterns, and color to develop the finished picture.In recent years, Ross has been creating artists books in limited editions, chosen, designed, illustrated and printed personally in his own print shop or in affiliated workshops, mainly at Tipoteca Italiana in the Veneto in Italy. The bindings are produced from sketches and dummies by Ross and are executed by expert binders.

More about Ross

JOHN ROSS, painter, printmaker, and Professor of Art at Manhattanville College, also teaches printmaking at The New School in New York City. He has served as president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, and is active in a number of art organizations. He has illustrated many books with drawings and prints. Ross has had over sixty one-man shows and is represented in the permanent collections of the National Collections of Fine Arts, Hirshhorn Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Dallas Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, Philadelphia Public Library, Cincinnati Art Museum, and in many university and college collections. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the White House, and in many traveling exhibitions to scores of foreign countries, and he spent nine months as artist in residence with the United States Information Agency Exhibition, "Graphics U.S.A.," in Yugoslavia and Romania, giving lectures and demonstrations.