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John Bucklin

San Francisco, CA

About John Bucklin

San Francisco, CA

A fourth generation San Franciscan, John Bucklin graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts. He also studied drawing at the Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. John has worked as a carpenter, cabinet maker, a surf shop salesperson, and in graphic design. He is proficient in a range of mediums including pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. His paintings and sculptures are found in private collections across the United States. Aside from his dramatic wave seascape paintings, John has discovered a passion for “plein air” painting. Wherever he travels to find inspiration, be it the the Mojave Desert, the Sierras, Northern California, Montana, he captures a realist light and color of his surroundings. John's abstract paintings are yet another manifestation of how he makes sense of the world around him. Those works are all at once profound and playful, technical and abstract, yet always dedicated to expressing a particular beauty.

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Other works by John Bucklin

Selected Exhibitions

  • Stinson Beach Gallery
    Stinson Beach, CA, 2012
  • Bay Model
    Sausalito, CA, 2011
  • Emma Gray HQ
    Los Angeles, CA, 2010
  • Twenty Twenty Projects
    Miami, FL, 2009
  • Visual Arts Gallery
    New York, NY, 2003

Press and Accolades

  • Serena & Lily Artisan Spotlight
    June 1, 2012
  • West Marin Citizen
    April 10, 2012
  • Artlurker Newsletter
    June 18, 2009


  • School of Visual Arts, BFA
    New York,2003 
  • Florence Academy of Art,
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art,

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