John Dawson is a gifted figurative artist who specializes in works of fine
art which are personal, perceptive, and psychological in nature. He has
exhibited from coast to coast, having had one man exhibitions in both New
York and San Francisco, as well as numerous exhibitions in between.
Graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in 1969, and Arizona State University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1974, he has worked as a professional artist for more than thirty years.
He has had more than sixty One Man Exhibitions including the Segal Gallery, New York City; Robinson Gallery, Houston, Texas; Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Sante Fe and Scottsdale;
Gekas Nichosas Gallery and Beth O'Donnell Gallery, Tucson,Arizona; the Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona and Tucson; C. G. Rein Gallery, Santa Fe and Scottsdale; Figarelli Galleries, Scottsdale; CODA Gallery, Palm Desert; as well as many others.
John has shown in approximately 50 National and Regional Competition Exhibitions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, El Paso Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, and Oklahoma Art Museum. He has also had many one-man museum exhibitions including Oklahoma Center for the Arts, Arkansas Art Center, the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, and most recently the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections such as the Phoenix Art Museum; El Paso Museum of Art; Oklahoma Art Center; Ulrich Museum of Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery; University of Nebraska; Scottsdale Center for the Arts; Tucson Museum of Art and the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
John's work has been extensively reviewed in various publications, including Art News, Artweek, Southwest Art, and Art Voices South, as well as many local newspapers and magazines. He was selected for the book "World Artists 1980-1990", edited by Claude Marks, published by H. W. Wilson. He has a recently published book "Dawson - Thirty Years"
He is currently represented in galleries in Arizona, California, Maryland, and Oklahoma.