John Holt

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Background

John was born near Manchester in 1949. After leaving the school he attended Stockport College of Art to study advertising and graphic design. Having completed the final year of his degree at Salford College of Art, John was awarded the prestigious Bursary Award from the highly acclaimed Royal Society of Arts.

Inspiration

He has become increasingly inspired by Spanish and French post-impressionist painters and has affection for the Fauvist masters, Matisse and Braque.

Career

The phenomenal demand for his original pastels and oils has resulted in extensive an extensive publishing programme of his superb limited edition prints and dazzling original silk-screens.

He has also been recognised by the industry; he was nominated as Best Up-and-Coming Artist in both 1999/2000 by the Fine Art Trade Guild.