John C. Traynor NEW
John C. Traynor (born 1961). "In The Winter Woods," oil on canvas, 32 x 40, signed. Rich
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We first met Traynor at Salmagundi, where he has been the auction sales leader for many years and the current dean of active Salmagundi painters. We thought we had purchased a Traynor in a Salmagundi auction, but were outbid at the last moment. Now, at last, we can offer a magnificent Traynor--a close-up perspective called "In the Winter Woods." Traynor paints best in the plein-air mode. His painting style is reminiscent of some 19th century painters, and sometimes the Dutch Masters. He uses what he knows about light and color to create a natural vision that resonates and liberates the observer's personal perspective.
Traynor spent his early years in Chester and Mendham, New Jersey. His art studies began at Delbarton School in Morristown; from there he went to Paier College of Art in New Haven Connecticut. He studied figure painting at the Art Students League of New York, as a merit scholar, with Frank Mason, as well as landscape painting with Mason in Vermont. Traynor also studied in Italy. Traynor currently resides with his family in southern New Hampshire and enjoys painting rural New England scenes.
He is a member of the Hudson Valley Art Association, the Salmagundi Club of New York, the National Society of Mural Painters, and he is a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Boston. Traynor is the recipient of over two hundred awards of merit for his art, including the Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Robb Sagendorph award, and the Frank DuMond Memorial Award for best light and atmospheric effect in a painting. His work is enjoyed in over one thousand private and public collections in the United States and abroad, including the Passaic Country College, the Patterson Historical Museum, the Ironbound Education and Cultural Center, Connecticut Bank and Trust, the Sony Music Corporation, and McGraw Hill Publishers. We expect price appreciation as Traynor's excellence is increasingly recognized!