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John O. Erickson

John Owen Erickson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1953. He is a fine expressionist figure painter who also teaches at the University of Utah as a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art.

Erickson was a Summer Fellowship participant at Yale University in 1975. Erickson graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A., and an M.F.A.

This powerful and imaginative painter has been a regular exhibitor of his intense work for many years now, produced in his longtime studio in the Guthrie Building in downtown Salt Lake City.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

John Owen Erickson (1953-), a native Salt Laker, is a fine expressionist figure painter who also teaches at the University of Utah as a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art. A Summer Fellowship participant at Yale University (1975), Erickson graduated from the University of Utah (B.A.,1981;M.F.A.). This powerful and imaginative painter has been a regular exhibitor of his intense work for many years now, produced in his longtime studio in the Guthrie Building in downtown Salt Lake City.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"'Small Packages' Contain Lots of Beauty for Art Lovers." The Deseret News, December 6, 1992.

"7 New Art Shows At U. Offer A Visual Feast." The Deseret News, January 12, 1992.

"73 Booths Will Feature Artists' Works." The Deseret News, June 17, 1990.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, October 25, 1998.

"Artist Kinkade Finds Favor in Utah." The Deseret News, June 12, 2002.

"Best Bets For The Week Ahead." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 1992.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 11, 2001.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 24, 1994.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 14, 1997.

"Exhibit at S.L. Library is Incredibly Diverse." The Deseret News, November 8, 1998.

"Fantasy, Macabre Art on Exhibit in Utah County Galleries Have Treats For Halloween Visitors." The Deseret News, October 23, 1988.

"Galleries Spotlight 8 Rising Artists." The Deseret News, January 28, 1990.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, September 28, 1997.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, April 21, 1996.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, May 1, 1994.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, April 23, 1994.

"Gallery to Show Figurative Paintings in June." The Deseret News, May 31, 1991.

"Gallery-goers Can Get Some Sneak Previews Before Monthly 'Stroll'." The Deseret News, March 14, 1993.

"In The Public Eye." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 2, 2003.

"Seasoned Artists Discovering New Styles." The Deseret News, January 26, 1992.

"Show & Sell: Artists and Craftspeople Get Plenty of Exposure At Fairs, Festivals." The Deseret News, August 15, 1993.

"Showing At Local Galleries." The Deseret News, June 30, 2002.

"Showing At Local Galleries." The Deseret News, September 23, 2001.

"Showing At Local Galleries." The Deseret News, September 30, 2001.

"Showing At Local Galleries." The Deseret News, March 11, 2001.

"Showing At Local Galleries." The Deseret News, November 7, 1999.

"Surrender Your Soles To Art At Monthly Gallery Stroll." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 16, 1998.

"Treasures Abound in Summer Art Exhibits." The Deseret News, June 11, 1989.

"U. Instructors Strut Their Artistic Stuff." The Deseret News, November 2, 1997.

"Unusual Styles, Links With Past Can Be Found in S.L. Galleries." The Deseret News, May 15, 1994.

"Utah '90' Exhibit Forces Philosophical Juror to Make Tough Choices." The Deseret News, July 1, 1990.

"Utah '92." The Deseret News, July 26, 1992.

"Utah Arts Festival Brims with Sights, Sounds and Smells." The Deseret News, June 26, 1992.

"Utah Arts Festival: Music, Dance, Art and New Works Will Flourish At Triad Center Next Week." The Deseret News, June 18, 1993.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 20, 1999.

"Work of 7 Local Artists Vibrates with Meaning." The Deseret News, June 23, 1991.

Books

Erickson, John Owen. "The Graduate Years." Masters thesis, University of Utah, 1981.

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

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