John Axton is active/lives in New Mexico, Montana, Illinois. John Axton is known for minimal landscape views, still life and figure painting.
Major influences and haunting imagery on this artist are growing up in
southern Illinois, the death of his father in the Korean War before he
got to know him, and the blindness of his brother.
In 1967, he graduated from Southern Illinois University's commercial
art program and worked for an engraving firm in Denver. In 1979,
he moved to New Mexico. Inspired by the landscape and Indians he
saw in Taos, he became a full-time painter.
In the mid-1990s, he lived briefly in New York City and Livingston,
Montana, but returned to New Mexico where he located a studio behind
his former wife's art gallery in Santa Fe.