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John was raised in Springfield, Union County, New
Jersey. He developed an interest in floriculture and enrolled in the
vocational agriculture program at the local Dayton Regional High School.
When it came time to consider college his agriculture instructors
recommended that he consider the National Agriculture College (now
Delaware Valley University) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. John enrolled
there and in his first year became interested in biology, switched to
that major and graduated as one of the College’s first Biology majors.
Graduate school followed at the University of Illinois where he focused
on animal behavior. Following completion of his graduate work he
returned to join the Faculty at his Alma Mater. During his lengthy
career there he has taught numerous courses and held a number of
administrative posts, including an 11-year stint as the institution’s
chief academic officer.Along the way John tried various outlets
for his artistic talent, including watercolors, acrylics, pen-and-ink
drawings and, finally, oils. A self-taught studio painter, John now
focuses exclusively on oil painting.John and his wife, Margaret,
live in Chalfont. They have raised three children and are proud
grandparents of five grandchildren.John is active in the Bucks
County Audubon Society, having served as that organization’s first (and,
again, recent) President. He has also volunteered at Bowman’s Hill
Wildflower Preserve.As an artist, John displays his work in the
Chapman Gallery in Doylestown. He holds membership in the New Hope Art
League. Though he no longer participates in outdoor shows, his work can
frequently be seen at local exhibitions..