O. JOHN HAWKINS
acrylic on canvas
signed; signed, dated ‘88, titled on reverse
50.0" x 36.0" (127.0 cm x 91.4 cm)
O. John Hawkins was born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Performing Arts from the Art Center College of Design in California. Following his studies, Hawkins lived in Los Angeles, where he was an active member of a closely-knit artistic community. It was during these years that he developed his style and interest in realism.
In the early sixties Hawkins lived and worked in New York City and then in Greece. In 1965 he moved to Canada, first settling in Ontario and later moved to a remote mountain village in British Columbia, where he fell in love with the local mountains. They became the subject of his realist landscapes and remained so for many years. He returned to Ontario in 1982 where he continued to paint until his death in 2006.