John C. Traynor
John C. Traynor’s art studies began at a young age. At 16 he attended Paier College of Art (Hamden, CT). He also studied figure painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York as a merit scholar and studied landscape painting in Vermont. Following his training with Mason, Traynor spent a year studying sculpture in Italy.
Having completed his education by the age of 20, Traynor was determined to become a professional artist. The young painter began selling his work at outdoor art shows in the Northeast, where he was able to forge in-person relationships with numerous collectors while gaining exposure to galleries.
Traynor has since won numerous awards, including the Frank DuMond Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club, of which he is an honorary member. He was also recently inducted into the Delbarton School Hall of Honors, and he has reached the level of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston. A frequent traveler, Traynor has made numerous painting expeditions around the world and throughout the United States. The artist currently resides in southern New Hampshire in a quaint New England village with his wife Liz. Their home is surrounded by many gardens that inspire his paintings.