Born in Philadelphia, USA, John Stango was raised in an artistic family and developed his unique artistic talent early in life. He attended Tyler School of Art at Temple University, where one of his pieces is on permanent display. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Graphic Design, he worked as a visual merchandiser and display artist for well-known department stores such as Bloomingdale's and Macy's.
Later striking out on his own, John started creating original silk-screened t-shirts that his former employers chose to carry in their stores. As his reputation as a fine artist and innovator grew, he devoted his career to painting.
John has become one of the leaders of contemporary American pop art with a world-wide following. His reinterpretation of classical celebrities and icons, comic book superheroes and cartoon captures the energy of America pop culture. He approaches each canvas with thoughtful intensity, creating bold, vibrant and dramatic images.
His work has been successfully exhibited in galleries and private collections across North America, Sweden and Japan.
The Plaza Galleries is proud to present the fine art of John Stango.