John De Puy
John R. De Puy is active/lives in New Mexico. John De Puy is known for abstract expression.
Biography John De Puy
Born 1927, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, De Puy's original roots belong in New Mexico, with his grandfather, who owned a ranch in Mora in the late 1800's. In the early 50s De Puy studied with Hans Hoffman in New York, following service in the military as a medic during WWII and the beginning of the Korean War.
Later in 1952 he returned to Taos, New Mexico, where he originally visited in 1949, to study with Louis Ribak (1902-1979), at the Taos Valley Art School, through the GI Bill. John De Puy along with Louis Ribak, Bea Mandelman, Agnes Martin, Robert Ray, Earl Stroh, Cliff Harmon, Ted Egri and several others, would become a group of like minded modern artists, known as the Taos Moderns, of which at 90 years old John is one of
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