The following information was submitted in September of 2006 by the artist:
John Kilroy graduated from The Art Institute of Boston, where he studied with Norman Baer and Walter Marks. Both these brilliant teachers had a deep historical connection to the Brandywine School and American Illustration, as they were both students of Harvey Dunn, a Howard Pyle student. Early influences on Kilroy were all the great artists involved with the Famous Artists School. He studied figure and landscape painting privately for 10 years with color master Robert Bliss, who was a student of Carolyn Wyeth.
Kilroy is especially influenced by the teaching and art of modern master Richard Schmid, whose brilliant, adaptive, grand m
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