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John Castagno's Biography

JOHN CASTAGNO, born in Philadelphia, PA, 1930.

John Castagno has been an art researcher for the past twenty eight years and is also a multimedia artist and sculptor. He received his art education at the Fleisher Memorial, the Philadelphia College of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA.

John Castagno's art is in more than forty museum and public collections in the United States, Israel, and Ireland, as well as in the private collections of Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. John Castagno also lectures on art and art as an investment. He is the author of over 17 art reference books published by Scarecrow Press, including the following (as well as his forthcoming books.)

ART BOOK PUBLICATIONS / PUBLISHER: SCARECROW PRESS of ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD

  1. Artists As Illustrators: An International Directory with Signatures and Monograms, 1800-Present; Published 1989.
  2. American Artists: Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1989; published 1990.
  3. European Artists: Signatures and Monograms, 1800-1990; published, 1990.
  4. Artists' Monograms & Indiscernable Signatures: An International Directory: 1800-1991, published, 1991.
  5. Old Masters: Signatures and Monograms, 1400-mid 19th Century, published 1995.
  6. Latin American Artists: Colonial Era to 1996, Signatures and Monograms, Biographical/Bibliographical and exhibition information, etc. Published 1996.
  7. American Artists: Signatures and Monograms, Vol. II 1800-2005 published, 2005.
  8. European Artists: Signatures and Monograms, Vol. II 1800-2005 published, 2005.
  9. Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures: An International Directory, Vol. II, 1800-2005, Published 2005.
  10. Abstract Artists: Signatures and Monograms, An International Directory, 20th Century-2005, Published 2005.
  11. American Artists: Signatures and Monograms Vol. III, published 2009
  12. European Artists: Signatures and Monograms Vol. III, published 2009
  13. Artists' Monograms and Indiscernible Signatures, Vol. III, published 2009
  14. Sian, African and Middle Eastern Artists, Signatures and Monograms, published 2009
  15. Australian, British and Irish Artists, Signatures and Monograms, published 2009
  16. Old Master Artists, Signatures and Monograms, Vol. II, published 2009
  17. Jewish Artists, International, Signatures and Monograms, published 2010

ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS

1976 University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia
Phoenix Gallery, Philadelphia
Free Library, Logan Square, Philadelphia
Louvre 2 Gallery, New York City
La Salle College, Philadelphia
Western Savings Bank, Center City Philadelphia
1975 La Salle College, Philadelphia.
1973 Gallery 252, Philadelphia
Aetna Federal Savings & Loan Bank, Philadelphia
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
1972 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, IL
Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN
1971 Kent State University, Canton, Oh
Widener Colleges (Formerly PMC), Chester, PA
Peale Galleries, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
1970 Grabar Gallery, Philadelphia
1969 Widener Colleges (formerly PMC), Chester, PA
1965 Community Center, Cape May, NJ
Gallery 252, Philadelphia
1964 John Wanamaker, Philadelphia
1963 Center City YWCA, Philadelphia
Head House Square, Philadelphia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1976 University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene
Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN
Mangel Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Art Alliance, Philadelphia
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
1975 Olde England Gallery, Roanoke, VA
1974 Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center
1973 Museum of New Mexico
Art Alliance, Philadelphia
Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, IL
1972 Europhaus, Vienna, Austria
McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia
Springfield College, MA
Oklahoma Art Center
Plastic Club, Philadelphia
Upper Merion Cultural Center, PA
1970 Philadelphia Automobile Club
Philadelphia Sketch Club
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia
1969 Delaware County Arts Festival, PA
1964 Gallery 252, Philadelphia

EARLY COMPETITIVE JURIED EXHIBIT AWARDS

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

REVIEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & REPRODUCTIONS

Philadelphia Spot Lite Magazine: Week of May 29, 1965
Art in Focus, Monthly Newsletter: Summer 1969
October 1969
December 1969
May 1970
February 1971
March 1971
April 1971, Bl. & Wh. reproduction
Summer 1971
November 1971
December 1971
February 1972
December 1972
April 1973
May 1973
Summer 1973
October 1973
November 1973, Bl. & Wh. reproduction
June/Summer 1976
Art Gallery Magazine: March 4 / April 11, 1971
Pennsylvania Voice, University of Pennsylvania: March 10, 1971, Bl. & Wh. reproduction
Friends of the Barnes Foundation Newsletter: March/April 1971
Lakeview Museum for the Arts & Sciences, Illinois; Bulletin: February/March 1972, Cover Color Reproduction
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: April, 23, 1972, Bl. & Wh. reproduction
Observer, Peoria, IL: February, 23, 1972, Bl. & Wh. reproduction
Journal Star, Peoria: February, 23, 1972, Bl. & Wh. reproduction & photograph of John Castagno.
Villanovan, Villanova University: March 21, 1973
Art News Magazine: February 1974
Active News, Philadelphia: October 26, 1973 Bl. & Wh. reproduction & photograph of John Castagno.
Concentrics, Evanston Art Center, Newsletter: October 1972 Bl. & Wh. reproduction & photograph of John Castagno.
National Newsletter, Artists Equity: October 1972
American Heritage: June 1976, Color Reproduction
Allentown Art Museum exhibition catalog - "The American Flag in the Art of Our Country": June 14 to November 14, 1976, Bl. & Wh. Reproduction
Review Newspaper, Philadelphia: June 10, 1965
May 10, 1973
October 18, 1973
May 13, 1976, Bl. & Wh Reproduction
Philadelphia Magazine: June 1976, Bl. & Wh. Reproduction
Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Centennial / Bicentennial Summer Shows' Flyer: Summer 1976, Bl. & Wh. Reproduction
Temple Times, Temple University: March 3, 1977, Bl. & Wh. reproduction
Temple University School of Pharmacy, Art Collection Catalog: February 1977, Bl. & Wh. reproduction

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