John Rowe Biography


John Rowe

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His paintings have appeared on movie posters, books, billboards, magazines and in ads throughout the world.

We are proud to display John’s new rendering of “Wall-e” from the Pixar Collection in the Roger Yost Gallery.

John’s “Horse Series,” bringing together equine beauty and power with emotions of the human spirit prompted the publishers of Walter Farley's The Black Stallion to re-issue this classic series and commission 24 new paintings by Rowe for the covers.

"My artwork is meant to recall the beauty, majesty and mystery of the life we live, and the world in which we live it,” says the master illustrator. “Painting the small delicacy of light on a child¹s face, or the overwhelming beauty of the sky at sunrise, is my attempt to capture some of that wonder.”

Rowe has maintained a successful painting career for nearly 20 years from his studio is in La Canada, California, where he lives with his wife and two children and regularly teaches art classes in the community’s three elementary schools.

He received his art training at Art Center College of Design, and has worked with such clients as McDonald’s, Mattel, Nestle, Gillette and Kraft Foods.