John Clark, originally born in Manhattan, now lives and paints in the Hudson Valley Region of New York.
Clark has illustrated over 70 book and magazine covers in his career as an artist for notable publishers such as
Leisure, Tower and Zebra Books as well as Newsweek.
Clark learned to draw at an early age from comic books. He went on to study painting at the Art Students League under David Laffel and Frank Mason; winning the Golden Mixing Bowl for the best portrait at the National Academy open show. Clark later honed his skills in illustration under the tutelage of Milton Charles at Parsons: The New School prior to landing his first job in Illustrating
Clark, inspired by the artists of the high renaissance such as Rubens, VanDyck, Rembrandt, Velasquez, and Hals; paints in the style of Pacheco starting by packing on dark muddy colors and then brushing on strong chroma or light. Using many different techniques and harmonies, Clark welcomes private and professional commissions and contracts alike.