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John Vignari is a noted international artist, educator, author, instructor and lecturer.
is one of the most prolific professional artists of our time.
Mr. Vignari was born in New York City where he began his art career in 1955.
early works reflect his
fascination with the sea.
magnificent seascapes prompted critics to dub him "Man of the Sea".
He worked on the Brooklyn and New York waterfront as a longshoreman for seven years before becoming an artist.
was in the National Guard
and served in the armed forces a veteran.
Vignari is a world class artist and is a professional member of the International Society of Marine Painters.
A versatile artist, his
art progressed from marine to impressionism, abstract expressionism and currently to Vignari-ism a unique art form he
calls "Freedom Flow".
A sampling of the galleries and museums where he
has exhibited, lectured and demonstrated include:
And the late John D. MacArthur the noted philanthropist, acquired a large collection of Vignari's
paintings throughout his
These paintings will soon be on display in the MacArthur Museum
Mr. Vignari is a versatile artist.
art career progressed from marine painting to impressionism, abstract expressionism and currently to Vignari-ism a unique art form that he
calls "Freedom Flow".
In 1979, after becoming impressed by the workmanship of the noted artist, Jackson Pollack, he began his own search for a new horizon and freedom.
Characteristic of his
Sicilian temperament, he
boldly eliminated the use of brushes, easels, painting knives and other materials normally used.
This resulted in his
current innovative and original work, Freedom Flow.
The powerful rhythm for his
abstract painting, he
believes, was acquired from his
years of sea paintings.
After numerous years as successful marine artist, he
ventured to explore and discover an unquestionable liberation to find a new excitement.
has given hundreds of art-master workshops, lectures and demos nationwide and abroad.
He is a member of the Palm Beach Council of the Arts and Broward Cultural Affairs Division ...
is noted in the Preferred Artist list of American painters...
is featured in the New York Art Review book and compiled and published in 1971 a catalog of fine art marine graphics of 300 years of noted marine artists, entitled "SEA, MEN AND SHIPS," published by Random House catalogs in New York
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