(1933 - 2017)
John Severson was active/lived in California, Hawaii. John Severson is known for surfer figure and genre, block print.
Biography John Severson
John Severson, born December 12, 1933, is well known as the creator of Surfer Magazine. He grew up surfing off the beaches of Southern California. Born and raised in Pasadena and San Clemente, California, Severson was a creative type, an art major noted for having painted an abstract scene of the San Clemente Pier and beach with 'bebop' surfers and pointy little surfboards. He began his career as a painter when still a graduate student, selling his first works to support himself while finishing his Master's Degree at Long Beach State College.
In the 1950s Severson became the first person to create a large body of art relating to the Hawaii-California surf culture. Since then he has provided a steady output of oil paintings, watercolo
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