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John Rockwell

 (20th century)
John H. Rockwell was active/lived in California.  John Rockwell is known for Impressionist painting.

Biography   John Rockwell


John H. Rockwell was a prolific Los Angeles, California based Impressionist painter and palette knife artist.  When he was very young, Rocky studied with Jose Clemente Orozco in Mexico, and perfected his pallet-knife technique under his tutelage.

He was stationed in France during World War II and later studied there, learning the skills of French Impressionism.  Later he lived in a large home with a spacious garden in a Los Angeles Central neighborhood that slowly became an African-American enclave.  Rather than move away as many of his white neighbors did, Rocky remained in that district, where he began to paint portraits of his new neighbors.  Rocky was perhaps the first white Los Angelino a   ...  Displaying 750 of 1423 characters.

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Forest and Stream, 1956
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