John is a visual artist, published writer and oral historian. His Storyteller project records oral histories of veterans for the United States Library of Congress, Veterans History Project. He is currently recording oral histories for the DeYoung museums 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love exhibit. A native Californian, his work is focused on the stories and legends of the state, which includes the El Fornio story cycle depicting the goings-on of a fictional city and county on the coast. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara with work focused on California and Mission history and colonial theory.
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