John Deckert received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College; He lived in New York City more than 20 years and participated in group and one man exhibitions, including at the Allan Stone Gallery and Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue. John worked as preparator for the Allen Frumkin Gallery and wrote essays on the contemporary scene for ARTS Magazine. As his paintings shed the mantle of abstract imagery, they became figurative and realistic. After a year in Paris, John returned to New York and in 2003 he arrived in the beautiful countryside of Northern California with its buoyant open studio environment where Bay Area drawing studios provide a lively mix of work with clothed and nude models. John continues to participate in group and one man shows with work influenced by images coming from the West Coast tradition of direct observation painting and he continues to enjoy outdoor environments in the Plein Air tradition.
You can visit John's website to view more of his work here.