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John T. Vignari

by on May 29, 2015

John T. Vignari, American Artist (1919-2014).

Above painting available for purchase from Arnot Gallery Collection. Circa 1966.

John T. Vignari was a noted International artist, educator, instructor, lecturer and author. Mr. Vignari was born in New York City where he began his art career in 1955. His early works reflects his fascination with the sea. A versatile artist, his art progressed from marine to impressionism ,  abstract expressionism to Vignari-ism a unique art form he called “Freedom Flow”. He devoted his life to the arts from 1955 until his death in 2014. (Celebration of life John T. Vignari, 1919-2014)

A sampling of the museums and galleries where he has exhibited, lectured and demonstrated include:

Parris Museum, Southampton, N.Y.

Ahda Artz Gallery, N.Y.

Barham Museum, Los Angeles, Ca.

Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Me.

Brickstore Museum, Kennebunk, Me.

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Fl.

Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, Fl.

Metropolitan Museum, Coral Gables, Fl.

Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Fl.

Palm Springs Desert Art Museum, Palm Springs, Ca.

Lighthouse Gallery of Art, Tequesta, Fl.

Worth Avenue Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl.

Deetzi Gallery, Hallandale, Fl.

Whitewall Gallery, Delray Beach, Fl.

Pittinos Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl.

Gering Gallery, Bevery Hills, Ca.

Palm Beach Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl.

Ogunquit Art Center, Ogunquit, Me.

Hoortt Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Fl.

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Fl.

Sandpiper Gallery, Amherstburg, Ont. Canada

His seascape paintings are in private collections worldwide, including former President George W. Bush the elder statesman, who stated, “Dear Mr. Vignari, we are deeply touched, the Sea gives us great strength and comfort, your wonderful painting captures it all”. The late John D. MacArthur the noted philanthropist, acquired a large collection of Vignari’s paintings throughout his career. His work has a strong boldness and power depicting a soft impressionable quality, in which he has mastered light and shadows. “Outstanding, well done, poetry in color”, Journal American, N.Y. He has the ability to articulate to people in all walks of life. Characteristic of his Sicilian temperament, a dramatic independence, a living experience. His paintings speak for themselves and have been widely exposed in numerous Museums and Galleries and are viewed in many significant collections worldwide.

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