1970 B.S., Environmental Design (Art Minor), University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1975 Diploma of Landscape Design, Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, MA
1977 Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture (with honors), Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
1993-96 Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia- studies in painting
1995, 1996 En Plein Air School of Painting, Paris, France
1997 Painting workshop with nationally-recognized landscape artist, Bob Rohm at Ghost Ranch, NM
Jack’s professional experience in landscape design and art is extensive. This includes professorships of landscape architecture (including architectural graphics) at the University of Georgia and the Universite de Montreal, and years of design experience in private and government sectors, including the Peace Corps (Iran). He resides in Washington, D.C.
(1968-94) Drawing, sketching, rendering and design of the landscape in graphite, wash and pen & ink; (mostly commissioned)
2000 “Art of the City”, Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C.
2001 “City Scenes I” at the Arts Club of Washington (juried by ElizaRathbone, Chief Curator of the Phillips Collection)
2001 “City Scenes II”, Taylor and Sons Fine Art on Capitol Hill
2002 “City Scenes & Landscapes“, Gallery 1621 (Dupont Circle), Washington, DC
2003 “Washington Scene Painters“. (Two-man Show with Jim Magner), Capitol Hill
2004 “Art of the City (the other side)”, Tryst in Adams-Morgan, Washington, DC
2004 Russian Embassy Cultural Center, IASG St. Petersburg Re-show
2003 Andre Kushnir and Michelle Taylor Gallery, Ellicot City, MD
2003 The Warehouse (IASG), Washington, DC
2003 E.G.O. Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2002 Metropolitan Gallery, Arlington, VA
2002 DC Arts Commission/MOCA, Fellowship Show, Georgetown, D.C.
2002 Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2002 Russian Embassy Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
2000, 2002 National Academy of Art (Lahlit Academy), New Delhi, India
1999-2002 Arts Club of Washington (Members’ Summer and Winter Shows)
2001 MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgetown, D.C.
2000 Taylor & Sons Fine Art “Masterworks Show”
1999 Gallery 505, Washington, DC
1999 Veerhoff Gallery, Georgetown, D.C
1998 Artists Museum,Washington, D.C.
1996-98 Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
1996 National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
1995 Gallery Gaudreau, Paris, France
Awards and Recognition
- Competition-Recognition In 2001 and 2002, the City of the District of Columbia (DC Commission on Arts and the Humanities) purchased a series of DC city scenes for its public art collection.
- Honorable Mentions (4) in painting, Arts Club of Washington (1999-2003)
- First Prizes (2) in Painting, Arts Club of Washington (2000 and 2002)
- Harvard University, Graduate School of Design: Webel Prize ($1000) for “excellence in landscape design” (1976)
- First and Second Prizes, Photography Competition, University of Massachusetts (1968)
Jack is a Resident Member of the Arts Club of Washington where he serves as Chairman of the Exhibit Committee; and the International Artist Support Group (IASG), where he also exhibits his painting and served as President (2000-2002). He currently exhibits at Phoenix Gallery/Gallery 325 on Capitol Hill and theKushnir/Taylor Galley in NY City (East Village).
Jack’s classical training in landscape architecture, as well as art, allows his paintings to exhibit an architect’s eye for order, perspective, composition and balance. Jack paints a blend of stately neoclassicism with an overlay of soft Impressionism, primarily in a refined, en plein air style of color and light. His colorful paintings portray architectural space, depth, and life. His current painting includes diverse and vibrant “city-scenes” of cafes, restaurants and street life in Washington, Manhattan, Chicago, Rome and London, among many other cities. He travels extensively and paints noteworthy scenes in both urban and rural settings, from the French and Italian countryside to the New England coast and New Mexico’s high mountain desert.