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John O'Brien

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John O'Brien

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John studied at the prestigious Art Student's League in New York where he subsequently maintained a studio in Greenwich Village as well as in San Francisco and Paris. His academic achievement, combined with his eye for beauty and admiration for the American Impressionists, can be seen in all of his art, prints and posters. The interiors and exteriors are wholly imaginary, enticing and inviting the viewer "to wish they were there.' He has been honored with many one-man shows throughout the United States. His works are in many private collections in the U.S. and Europe.

John's art, prints and posters convey a series of mystery and romance seldom found in contemporary art. With exquisite craftsmanship, poetic ideals, and a modern awareness, he created a unique style, which has come to be known as "contemporary romantic realism”. His passion for France, Italy and Ireland can be seen in the romantic settings of elegant interiors, European street scenes, and neighborhood cafes and pubs.

John passed away peacefully in his home in Petaluma, California, with his beloved wife at his side, Sunday, October 24, 2004 at the age of 53. He was a devoted and loving father, world recognized artist and a supporter of all things Irish. He sustained a remarkable and enduring love of life, with an eye for beauty he could express in his varied art, prints and posters.

John O'Brien Art, Prints and Posters Collection