A Cleveland, Ohio artist in styles ranging from realism to abstraction, John Motian has been a low profile painter and sketch artist of landscapes, female portraits and religious subjects such as the crucifixion. Spec
ial attention was brought to his artwork in October, 2008 with an exhibition of 39 of his paintings at the Brecksville Center for the Arts in Cleveland.
Motion has had a few exhibitions in the past in his hometown, and also in California where he lived for 20 years. In an interview leading up to the Brecksville Center exhibition, the following was written:
"At 75, Motian brings a young man's energy to his work. He rises in the pre
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