John King was born in Vancouver in 1949. He is an abstract painter known for using brushstrokes reminiscent of Asian calligraphy and compositions influenced by abstract expressionism. King has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Visual Arts degree from the University of Alberta and has participated in several Artists’ Workshops at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. His paintings have been included in solo and group exhibitions in Western Canada, and his paintings are in various private and public collections. After living and working in Edmonton for 17 years, in 1991 King moved to Winnipeg where he maintains an active studio.
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