Buxton, John

Buxton, John

Buxton 2015
John Buxton
Born 1939 in Oxford, North Carolina; lives in Allison Park, Pennsylvania

DURING HIS CHILDHOOD in North Carolina, Buxton was constantly drawing and was encouraged by his parents. He never considered any other career other than that of producing artwork and paintings. This determination led to a degree in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design of Pasadena, California. Afterward, followed a thirty-one year career as a successful and respected illustrator; receiving many awards and earning honorable recognition along the way. Among his most influential clients was the National Geographic Society. Their constant insistence on accuracy and double checking on everything produced, struck a chord with John. He realized that here was artwork worthy of standing the test of time, and worth that extra effort to produce it.

In the early 1990s his life and career changed from doing illustrations to researching the history that had shaped the very ground on which he now lives… western Pennsylvania. This new obsession led to total involvement in developing paintings that told an accurate story of the 18th century Eastern Woodland Frontier. The story of a developing young nation of European settlers in conflict with many previously established Native Nations. Now, after over twenty-five years of again earning respect and numerous awards, his paintings are used to teach history, to better explain the written word of 18th century lore, and many paintings or reproductions adorn the walls of various museums and historical sites.

Notable Awards and Achievements

2019      Oil Painters of America, Fall Online Showcase, First Place Overall
2019       Art Renewal Center, 14th Annual International ARC Salon, American Legacy Fine Arts Award
2019       Pleinair Salon Competition, Dec.-Jan., First Place Overall2017       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
2015       Art Renewal Center, 2014-2015 International ARC SalonWestern Art Collector Magazine Award of Excellence
2013       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
2009       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
2005       The Artist’s Magazine, portrait selected for December cover
2005       The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition, First Place Portrait Award
1997       Art in the Mountains, People’s Choice Award for Best Miniature Painting

Art Renewal Center, Living Master
FASO Sponsored Artist
Oil Painters of America
Portrait Society of America
Salmagundi Club
Sweet Lucy Society

Notable Publications
Art of the West Magazine
The Best of Wildlife Art, North Light Books
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
National Geographic Society Book Division
PleinAir Magazine
Western Art Collector Magazine
Wildlife Art Magazine

Gallery Representation
Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania