John Seibels Walker

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John Seibels Walker

ARC Living Master TM

45 artworks

American

Born 1960

https://johnseibelswalker.com

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The Hon. Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor of North Carolina

Oil on linen

142.2 x 96.5 cms | 56 x 38 ins

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"Save One Life" The Hon. John R. Kasich, Governor of Ohio

2019

Oil on linen

62 x 40 cms | 24 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins

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The Hon. Nikki R. Haley, Governor of South Carolina

2014

Oil on linen

56 x 38 cms | 22 x 14 3/4 ins

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"The Girl with the Diamond Earring"

Oil on linen

66 x 50.8 cms | 26 x 20 ins

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"Inspirations in the Lucca Studio"

Oil on linen

80 x 65.4 cms | 31 1/2 x 25 3/4 ins

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"Little Lamb"

Oil on linen

86.4 x 66 cms | 34 x 26 ins

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"The Virtuoso"

Oil on linen

121.9 x 81.3 cms | 48 x 32 ins

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"The Olive Branch"

Oil on linen

120 x 54.9 cms | 47 1/4 x 21 1/2 ins

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Annabel

Oil on linen

30 x 20 cms | 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 ins

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Anna

Oil on linen

106.7 x 76.2 cms | 42 x 30 ins

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American painter, John Seibels Walker, was born in South Carolina in 1960. He received a B.A. in Studio Arts from The University of the South in 1983 and spent several years as a 19th – early 20th century art dealer before going on to train in the Classical Realist atelier of Richard Lack in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  There he completed four years of apprentice study in 1991.

This training provided a unique opportunity to become part of one of the world’s longest and most important artistic traditions – an academic approach to observing and rendering nature accurately and to crafting paintings using the techniques of the Old Masters.  This classical tradition has been passed down directly from the late 18th century, with the beginning of the French Academy, through an uninterrupted master/pupil relationship to the Boston School painters a century ago - and then on to a new generation of contemporary realist painters today.

After working with Lack, Walker moved to Florence, Italy to study Italian masterpieces and to teach drawing and painting at the Charles H. Cecil Studios.  Several important commissions in Britain followed before his return to America to pursue his natural predisposition for portraiture.  Richard Lack has noted:   “His special gift for portraiture was revealed even in his initial studies in oil from the model.  In his last year his portraits took on a professional quality, and he painted some of the best heads that I have seen among my students.  His striking gift for portraiture will, I predict, make him one of the finest American portrait painters in the forthcoming century…  John will produce work of enduring merit and will be one of the best trained painters of his generation.”

His focus on the art of portraiture has continued, and he is now regarded as one of America’s premier painters of portraiture in the Grand Manner with works in numerous American, British and European collections.  An ongoing love and appreciation of Italian art, culture, and landscape has led the artist to continue to work, study, and teach part of every year at his studio in Lucca, Italy.  When in America, he lives and works out of his loft/studio in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

JOHN SEIBELS WALKER

Selected Awards:

 

2020:  Portrait of Samantha

Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America

Annual International Portrait Competition

 

2019: Portrait of “Governor John R. Kasich”

4th Place, Commissioned Portrait Category

The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2019: “Corals & Conchs”

Finalist, Still-life Category

The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2018: Portrait of “Margaret”

3rd Place, Commissioned Portrait, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2018: Awarded ARC “Modern Master” status,

Art Renewal Center

 

2018: Portrait of “Eleanor”

Certificate of Excellence, The Portrait Society of America

Annual International Portrait Competition

 

2017: Awarded Signature Status

The Portrait Society of America

 

2016: Portrait of “The Hon. Costa Pleicones, Chief Justice,

Supreme Court of South Carolina”

2nd Place, Commissioned Portrait, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2015: Portrait of “Emily”

2nd Merit, Commissioned Portrait, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2014: Portrait of “Hampton”

Certificate of Excellence, The Portrait Society of America

Annual International Portrait Competition

 

2013: Portrait of “Hale”

7th Place, Commissioned Portrait, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2012: Best Portfolio Award

The Portrait Society of America

 

2011: Portrait of “Mary Rinehart”

Award of Exceptional Merit, Top 20, The Portrait Society of America

Annual International Portrait Competition

 

2010: Portrait of “Whitney “X” “

5th Place, Commissioned Portrait, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2009: Portrait of “Lyles”

4th Place, Pastel Category, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2008: Portrait of “The Phillips Children”

1st Place, Group Portrait Category, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2008: Portrait of “Madeline”

4th Place, Child Portrait Category, The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2007: Portrait of “Sam at Cottonwood Creek Farm”

3rd Place, Outdoor Portrait Category,

The Portrait Society of America

Members Only Competition

 

2000: Portrait of “Jack T. McCutcheon”

Certificate of Merit, American Society of Portrait

 

John Seibels Walker Studios