About John Molnar

John_Molnar_About_PageJohn Molnar
August 7, 1960 – October 13, 2010 

Click below to see two videos featuring
John talking about his work:

Art & Casein With John Molnar

John Molnar & The Story of Winston O.

Click here to read the article Cathy wrote about John in the “Lives Lived” section of the Globe and Mail.

John Molnar was born in Welland, Ontario and had an early interest in art. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, he pursued a career as a commercial illustrator before turning to fine art in the late 80’s. During his lifetime, John exhibited in Canada and the United States and his works hang in many private and corporate collections.  He had seven solo shows, beginning in 1998.

Known for his lush landscape paintings, primarily in oil or casein, John was the subject of a feature article in the February 2004 and the July 2003 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine,” the October 2002 issue of “American Artist,” and the June 2000 issue of “International Artist Magazine.” All four articles focused on his work in casein.

In 2003, John was recognized for his achievements in casein and was invited to judge the 2003 International Casein Art Competition sponsored by Jack Richeson & Co, “American Artist,” and the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic. John also was one of 30 artists selected to be featured in the book entitled “My Friends, Today’s Great Masters,” published by Jack Richeson in 2007.

John was artist in residence at Workman Arts in Toronto from 2009-2010. He also taught Art Fundamentals and En plein air painting at Workman Arts. In addition,  John taught landscape painting workshops through the Artsperience Program at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario for five years and also taught at Curry’s Art School.
He was an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA), Canada’s first society for artists