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About the Artist:
John Karl ("Jack") Hannula began a life of landscape art and design with childhood training and inspiration from his artist-teacher mother. In pursuit of an education, he received his BS Degree in Environmental Design in 1970 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he majored in landscape architecture and minored in art. After work experience, he obtained a Diploma from the Conway School of Landscape Design in 1975, and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture, with honors, at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1977. He studied panting with Rick Weaver at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia; En Plein Air School of Painting in Paris, and with nationally recognized artist, Bob Rohm.
Jack's professional experience in environmental design and art is extensive. This includes professorships of landscape architecture at the University of Georgia and the Universite de Montreal, and years of experience in private and government sectors. He is an active artist and licensed landscape artist who resides in Washington, DC.
At Harvard's Graduate School of Design, he won the Webbel Prize for "excellence in landscape design". He has exhibited at the Gallery Gaudreau in Paris; The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia; the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and the Artists Museum in Washington, DC. His current exhibit is "City-scenes" at the Veerhoff Gallery in Georgetown, DC.
Borrowing from his classical training in landscape architecture as well as art, his paintings exhibit an architect's eye for order, perspective and balance. Jack paints a blend of stately neoclassicism with an overlay of soft, French Impressionism, primarily in a refined, en plein air style of color and light. His colorful paintings portray architectural space, depth and life. His current painting includes diverse and vibrant "city-scenes" of cafes, restaurants and street life in Washington, DC. He travels extensively and paints noteworthy scenes in both urban and rural settings, from the French countryside to the New England coast and New Mexico's high mountain desert.
For more information, please contact the artist at:
1915 Calvert Street, NW #1
Washington, DC 20009
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This page was updated on June 5, 1999