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John N. Stewart

Updated on November 17, 2012

Who is John N. Stewart

I don't really feel comfortable doing this lens, because it is all about me. I'm a semi-retired artist and musician and enjoy doing both equally. I used to do more of art and music until I rediscovered Squidoo, and now it seems that I'm spending most of my time creating lenses. It is definitely an addiction and I may need to attend meetings soon.

Three reasons to love John N. Stewart

1. He survived three 7.0 earthquakes in Los Angeles.

2. He's survived three marriages to three wonderful women.

3. He's 72 and still doesn't know what he wants to do when he grows up......

At A Glance - John N. Stewart

Born in San Bernardino, California in 1940, artist/pianist John N. Stewart moved to Glendale, near Los Angeles a year later. He developed interest in drawing at an early age and began art training at the age of twelve.

Stewart studied with the Famous Artist's Schools in 1956; received a scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute in 1958; and later attended the Art Center School in Los Angeles, CA.

Teachers and artists who influenced him were Robert Irwin and Bob Winquist.

He had a 25-year career as a Scenic Artist for the entertainment industry with projects for television, motion picture and stage productions. He also did special art projects for Disneyland, Disney World, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

He is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (1976 - ) and an artist member of the California Art Club. (1993 - ).

Exhibits include Lakeland College, Lakeland, Ohio (1977); Horizon Show, NYC, (1986); Carnegie Museum, CAC show, (1994); Morseburg Gallery, LA, CA, (1994); Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes, CA (2001), Two one-person shows at Art at the Rep in Ferndale, CA (2002, 2003).

Murals: Glendale YMCA (1957) - Haliburton Restaurant (1958) - Hilton Hotels (Reno, NV, 1985) - Epcot (1984) - Epcot (1996).

Listings: 1988- Who's Who in the Entertainment Industry - 1989- Who's Who in California - 1989- Personalities in The West - 1990- Five Thousand Personalities of The World (3rd Edition) - 1993- Who's Who in America (Special Supplement) - 2006 - Who's Who in America.

The Visitor - oil painting by John N. Stewart

Boggs Champlin - watercolor by J. N. Stewart

Great John N. Stewart stuff from Amazon

Art Show flyer

Tokyo Compu - watercolor by John N. Stewart

Here is a watercolor that I did called "Tokyo Compu". It's the result of copying one of my first computer graphic works in the early 90's. I did CG piece on an old IBM computer with a huge box of a monitor and using software called Dr Halo. The actual watercolor was done the old fashioned way, on paper. I still have the painting.

Patrick's Point (Trinidad, California) - watercolor by John N. Stewart

Laguna Canyon Rocks - watercolor by John N. Stewart

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My father was Benjamin Resella who worked at JC Backings. He died in 2009; he was 91 years old. I noticed in the comments that you knew him, "Benny Resella's antics". I would like to know more about him during that time period.

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Thanks. I appreciate your coming by the lens and commenting. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very beautiful art work. I am also from CA, and know of some of the places you have painted. Nice to meet you John and thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork.

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      John Norman Stewart 5 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Oh Joe: It seems like centuries ago - all the fun we had with all the guys at J. C. Backings. Buckets of water raining down from the cat-walk, and those huge tape-balls. Benny Resella's antics, the Christmas parties, etc. etc. I learned a lot from you Joe, you are an incredible artist! Thanks for bringing back some memories...:) John

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      John Norman Stewart 5 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @OhMe: Thanks OhMe: Appreciate your checking out my lens and commenting. Have a wonderful week, John

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      When I first met John I said to myself (What in the world?)... He's got this special sense of humor that takes a certain adjustment to appreciate, I have made that adjustment years ago. Both his Art and Music show this particular humor and I have laughed with him for years. Miss you in Hollywood but you got out in the nick of time. All the best John!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I enjoyed learning more about you and your art, John N. Stewart!

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      John Norman Stewart 7 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @KimGiancaterino: Hi Kim: Thanks for stopping by my lens and for the nice comments. The YMCA mural would be gone by now - I painted it in 1956.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Your artwork is beautiful. I will have to drop by the Glendale YMCA to see your mural.

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      John Norman Stewart 7 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Thanks Raphaelo: The pleasure is all mine. Appreciate your looking at my lens and your nice comments. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'm honored to meet you here. John N. Stewart is a great artist. I love your art so much. Proud to be here. All Best Wishes to you :)