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 John Thomas Ebersberger  (20/21st century)

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Lived/Active: Maryland      Known for: portrait, figure, landscape

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John Thomas Ebersberger is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, an award winning member of the American Impressionist Society and a member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, he also studied privately with Cedric Egeli and Henry Hensche at the Cape Cod School of Art. In his paintings he strives to combine his classical understanding of the figure as well as the impressionists' use of color

John Ebersberger teaches art at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis as well as workshops throughout the United States.

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Skinner Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Art;
"American Artist", February 2005

Biography from Edgartown Art Gallery:
Uniting the lyrical beauty of Impressionism with the strength of classical realism, John Ebersberg does paintings that are a testament to the power of tradition in the visual arts. After graduating from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1977, Ebersberger began an intense period of study under Cedric Egeli, devoting his time to portrait and figure painting. It was Egeli who introduced John to Henry Hensche, the master impressionist who had served as Charles Hawthorne's teaching assistant during the 1920's in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Struck by the intensity of light Hensche was able to achieve in his canvases, Ebersberger became a devoted student and spent every summer studying with him until his death in 1992.

John Ebersberger is a founder of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association, co-founded with five regional painters including Ross Merrill, Chief of Conservation at the National Gallery of Art. In March, 2004 the group was invited to exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. The exhibit was ancillary to "Earth, River and Light", a show comprised of historic Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings from the James Michner Art Museum. John was the featured lecturer at the exhibit, and was invited to the Museum for a week-long residency.

In the winter of 2003, Maryland Public Television produced a documentary on John for their program, "Outdoors Maryland". The segment, "Shades of Winter" was awarded a 2003 Capital area Regional Emmy.

As a featured writer in the November, 1997 issue of "The Artist's Magazine", John wrote and illustrated the article, 'Paint Impressionist Portraits'. Ten of his paintings are included in North Light Books' Capturing Radiant Color" in Oils by Susan Sarback.

John is an Artist-in-Residence at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland where he teaches drawing and painting. He is an Artist Member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters and an award winning, charter member of the American Impressionist Society. In August 2000 John received the "Annie Award" for visual arts from the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County. His work hangs in many collections including the United States Naval Academy, Lockheed-Martin, the First Bank of Alabama, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Maryland.

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