John Phillip Osborne - American Impressionist
John Phillip Osborne is know nationally as both a teacher and painter of the American landscape "en plein aire." Placing an emphasis on how objects in nature are seen in various degrees of sunlight, Osborne is a master at painting in oil light and shadow effects as they are seen in New Jersey, New England, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, and in Europe. His paintings convey a direct study of the natural environment in all its mysterious, atmospheric moods and Osborne has been awarded numerous times.
His awards include Best in Show at the Hudson Valley Art Association and a Gold Medal of Honor, along with many Best of Light and Atmospheric Effects' awards. His paintings have internationally exhibited at the American Embassies in Moscow, Africa, Indonesia and South America, and locally at the Bergen Museum of Art and Science. Osborne's teaching techniques have often been discussed by artists and collectors alike, and his has been featured in "American Artist" and "Palette Talk."
He was bestowed the first American Art Achievement Award for Teacher of Oil Painting and under his guidance high school, college, and professional painters have learned how to best paint in oil oonpn canvas. Osborne is a senior instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey and he teaches landscape, seascape, still life and portraiture year round. Osborne was the recipient of the Hudson Valley Art Association's highest honor, Artist in Special Tribute. The Bergen Museum of Art and Science honored Osborne as an inaugural inductee of the Mastadon Artists Society. He is listed in the "Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the East" and he is on the Board of Trustees for the Ridgewood Art Institute. He is cum laude graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and his work is represented throughout the United States.
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