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Traditional Wildlife Art
 
IN MEMORIUM.
John Lofgreen died in obscurity sometime around 1996. He decided to die because he heard that artists become more famous after they are dead, and he wanted to cash in on some of that. Being dead has not stopped him from painting. In fact, people who knew John say that he has produced some of his best work, post mortem.
The stork dropped him in Mesa, Arizona, but he grew up mostly in southern California. In Kindergarten John painted a Bald Eagle in flight, with snow capped mountains in the background, all from memory. That painting caught his teacher's attention and she showed it to the school principle. He took it to a university art professor who met with John's parents. He advised them to encourage John with art supplies, but avoid giving him structured lessions. This is the course that his parents followed.
Art and animals were always his main interests. He tried to make a pet out of any animal he could subdue. After high school John volunteered at the Santa Barbara Zoo, washed dishes at night, and painted whenever he could find some time. He served a mission for the LDS church in Mexico for two years.
That is where he developed maturity and self confidence. He gained a deep appreciation fot the culture, food, and history of the Mexican people. He was also very impressed by the myriad of tropical birds that he saw there. The seeds of a birder were planted.
Afterward John moved to Lakeside Arizona, and began establishing his career as a wildlife artist. This proved to be less lucrative than he had anticipated so John supplemented his income by doing commercial art, and conducting wildlife surveys for various government agencies.
John was the field trip chairman for the Timber Mesa, and later Anchorage Audubon Societies. He birded in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Thailand, and Cambodia. Over the years, he has volunteered for various conservation organizations, and donated much of his artwork for good causes.
Just about a year after his death, John moved to Eagle River Alaska, because he would decompose more slowly in a cold climate. Alaska is where John's artwork has really blossomed. He sells his paintings in the finer art galleries in Alaska, and elsewhere. He has had many of his images published as prints, calendars, stamps, posters, t-shirts, tins etc. They have appeared all over the United States, Canada and Jupiter. Celebrities, business leaders, banks, professionals, dictators, pirates and bad golfers have become collectors of John's original paintings. John invites you to get one of his paintings before his arms rot off, and it's too late.

 
Support for Conservation:
John has actively supported The Audubon Society for many years. He has also been a member of the White Mountain Conservation Society, Wildlife Conservation Society and the Alaska Bird Treatment, and Learning Center. He has supported these and many other worthy organizations with his time, money, and artwork.
 

Publications:
  • The Life of a Painter (2009)
    More about The Life of a Painter
    author - This blog contains descriptions of my techniques, biographical information, and much more. It's one of my favorite ways to explain my art.
    Author: John Lofgreen
    Published by: Google
     
  • Remington Firearms Wildlife Calendar (2009)
    John contributed two painings in the calendar - A Grizzly Bear with Mt. Mckinley in the background, and the Moose painting titled, Mother's Day.
     
  • Canadian Conservation Stamps 
    I painted designs for various Provincial Conservation stamps over the years. - These are collector's stamps, and the proceeds of the sales go to support local Canadian conservation causes.
    Published by: Proguide Publishing
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2007 - Matsu Bird Club
    A birding organization based in Palmer, Alaska.
     
  • 1997 - Anchorage Audubon Society

     

 

 
 
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5800 Boundary Avenue #43
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USA 99504
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