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John Connell

Tesuque, New Mexico

Born in Atlanta, GA in 1940 and deceased in Mariaville, ME in 2009. Connell was a contemporary American artist whose works included sculpture, painting, drawing and writing.  He attended Brown University, RI; the Art Students League, NY; and New York University.  In the 70s, 80s and 90s he worked primarily in the Southwest, creating extremely large painted murals and charcoal drawings.  Connell used plaster-of-Paris in the 80s, and later turned to tar, paper and wax in large figurative sculptures.  He also used bronze, cement, wood and chicken wire. Connell sited “Wabi-Sabi” (a Buddhist view centered on the acceptance of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete") as his aesthetic influence. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic includes asymmetry, simplicity, modesty, intimacy and the suggestion of natural processes.


John Connell "Fear Not Buddha (Small)"
John Connell "Fear Not Buddha (Small)"
John Connell "Fear Not Buddha (Medium)"
John Connell "Fear Not Buddha (Medium)"