Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1954, John D’Antonio is one of the finest realist landscape painters in the US today. Schooled at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Art Students League in New York and Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. D’Antonio has a rare talent for capturing the essence of his surroundings. John D’Antonio lives with his wife, Rebecca, an award winning portrait photographer (http://www.rebeccahodges.com/).
John D’Antonio’s stunningly realistic compositions redefine our environment whether on land or at sea. John sets a new precedent in the art world. Uniting a remarkable eye for hyper-realism with an unrivaled talent in the use of color and light, D’Antonio’s work is at once modern, yet integrates the free, suggestive quality reminiscent of 19th Century American and French land and seascape painters. His paintings actually lure us into the subject making us feel as if we are there; whether at the helm headed out of a storm on the high seas or standing at the edge of a field with brilliant colored skies just before nightfall—John makes you part of his world.