About the artist

John Attanasio

John Attanasio lives and paints mostly in Philadelphia and Down East Maine.  His realist works consist of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes and portraits.  

He has exhibited in group shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club (juried), The Plastic Club, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia (juried), the 3rd Street Gallery, Twenty-Two Gallery and other Philadelphia venues.  He has also shown his works during the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (“POST”) in 2015 and 2017.   He has held solo shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club in April 2016 and April 2019, at the Fairmount Arts Crawl in April 2017 and at Twenty-Two Gallery in October 2017 and January 2019. 

Following a long career as a lawyer and then as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, John began painting in 2012. He has studied at Fleisher Art Memorial and Woodmere Art Museum under artists trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has also studied portraiture at Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia.

John has a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a law degree from George Washington University.