Artist John Schisler

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John Schisler
John Schisler was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1972.  He began painting at the Conrad Miller Studio in Fells Point, Maryland at the age of 17.  At the Conrad Miller Studio, John studied the use of Maroger Mediums and the techniques of the Dutch Masters through the teaching of Nancy Lee Conrad and Melvin Miller who were both students of Jacques Maroger.
He learned to make and use ‘black oil’, which is used as a basis for the mediums of such masters as Titian, Rubens, and Rembrandt.  The advantage of this medium is the ability to obtain the qualities of color, shadow, and brilliance found only in their paintings. 
His style is classical/contemporary realism. Keeping with the tradition of the old masters, he makes the black oil that is then used to make medium as well as oil paint by mixing with powdered pigments. 
In early 2011, John began to pursue a full-time career in art. 
In 2018, John began to expand from just still life painting. He had a desire to test his skills at plein air painting and in 2020 he was juried into Plein Air Easton, one of the most prestigious events in the country.
Professional Associations
Oil Painters of America
National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society, Signature Member
International Guild of Realism
2019 1st Place, Ocean City Center for the Arts juried exhibition
2018 2nd Place, Ocean City Center for the Arts juried exhibition
2018 Award of Excellence, NOAPS Best of America Small Painting Exhibit, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN
2017 Honorable Mention, NOAPS Holiday Small Works Exhibit, Cathy Kline Art Gallery, Parkville, Missouri
2015 1st Place Ocean City Center for the Arts juried exhibition
2014 Painting of Exceptional Merit, Rehoboth Art League's 76th Members Show, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
2013 Best in Show, Rehoboth Art League's 75th Members Show, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
2013 1st Place, Honorable Mention, Mispillion Art Gallery, Milford, DE.
2012 1st [...]

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