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John Michael Carter, 1950 | Impressionist Figurative painter





John Michael Carter was born in Chicago. He showed an interest in drawing at an early age and began his studies at 15 with his father E. L. Carter, a commercial artist and illustrator. After graduation from high school he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
In 1970 Carter continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. There he studied the major classical schools of drawing and painting with Reynolds Brown, Harry Carmean and Lorser Feitelson.

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

There he received a background in the major classical schools of painting and graduated with a B.F.A. Degree in 1972. For ten years Mr. Carter taught drawing and painting for the University of Kentucky at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, Ky. He also has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country including the Scottsdale Artist School, the Dallas Arts League and the Arts Club of Cincinnati.
Since 1975 he has had 39 one man shows. He has exhibited with Grand Central Gallery in New York; the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas; DeVille Gallery in Los Angeles, California, J.Todd Gallery, Wellesley Massachusetts; Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe and Miller Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio among others. Mr. Carter has shown paintings in many national exhibitions and competitions including Arts for the Parks, the 1991 Hubbard Museum Award for Excellence exhibition and the Artists of America show in Denver. His portrait "Hannah" was a finalist in the 2002 P.S.O.A. International Portrait Competition and "Jolie" was a finalist in 2003 He received first prize and the artists choice awards for his portrait Sarah at the 2002 A.S.O.P.A. International Portrait Competition. Mr. Carter received the Artists Magazine Award for his painting "Summer Reading" at the 2003 O.P.A National Exhibition. His painting "The Yellow Canary" won first prize at the 2004 O.P.A. National Exhibition. "The Dressing Table" was awarded Best Impressionistic Oil at the 2004 Hoosier Salon. "Romanian Girl" was a finalist in the 2005 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition. He received first prize at the 2005 Hoosier Salon for his painting "Reading on the Veranda".

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

Awards
  • 1988  Arts for the Parks (Judges Award of Merit);
  • 2002 American Society of Portrait Artists  International Competition (First Prize/People’s Choice);
  • 2002 Portrait Society of America International Competition (Finalist / Honors Award);
  • 2003 Portrait Society of America International Competition (Finalist / Honors Award);
  • 2004 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition (Best of Show);
  • 2005 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition (Finalist);
  • 2007 Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition  (Best of Show);
  • 2012 Scottsdale Salon (American Art Collector Award for Figurative Art);
  • 2012 Hoosier Salon  (Best of Show).
John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter

John Michael Carter 1950 | American Impressionist Figurative painter