biography of John Clarence DAMRON (1903-1989)

Birth place: Brooklyn, NY.

Addresses: Orange, NJ

Profession: Painter, illustrator

Studied: Pratt Inst, NY; Grand Cent Sch Art, with Harvey Dunn; also with Edmund Oppenheim & Henry Gasser.

Exhibited: Am Artists Prof League Grand Nat, Lever House, New York, NY, 1968, 1971 & 1972; Am Watercolor Soc 104th Ann, Nat Acad Design Galleries, New York, 1971; Hudson Valley Art Asn 43rd Ann, White Plains, NY, 1971; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, 1970s. Awards: First award, McCandlish Lithograph Co, Philadelphia, 1951; Grand Nat First Award for Oil & NJ State Show First Award for Watercolor, Am Artists Prof League, 1971.

Member: Am Artists Prof League (dir nat bd, 1970-); Grand Cent Art Galleries; Art Ctr Oranges (pres, 1966, hon dir, 1971-1972); Millburn-Short Hills Arts Ctr.

Work: Commissions: Portraits, US Banknote Corp, 1966, pres Bloomfield Col, NJ, 1969 & Barrington Col, RI, 1971.

Comments: Preferred Media: Oils, Watercolors. Publications: Illusr, covers for Colliers & Liberty Mag, 1943 & Capper's Farmer Mag, 1946; illusr, Toronto Star Weekly, 1946. Teaching: Instr portraiture, Art Ctr Sch, East Orange, NJ, 1965-1970.