John was born in 1936 in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. His mother was an artist & his father a writer. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he moved to Chicago IL, Glens Falls NY, Pelham Manor NY & Saint Just Puerto Rico by the time he was ten.
He received a BA in English from Union College in Schenectady NY & taught English, Spanish & Art for four long years. In 1963 he quit his job, moved to NYC, took various courses at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and began his freelance Art career.
You may have seen his work in Tiffany & Co., The Museum of Contemporary Crafts NYC, The Museum of Modern Art.