Mr. John C McGiff

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Visual Arts
Arts Department Co-Chair, Warner Art Gallery Director, Drawing, Painting, Art History

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BFA, State University of New York, Purchase
MFA, University of Pennsylvania

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John’s interest in art began while he was a student at the Bancroft School in Essex, England, where he studied for his “A” Levels in art, literature and history, and earned the school prize in painting.

In 1984, John received his B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase, winning the Dean’s Commendation for Painting and Drawing. As part of his study for the M.F.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, which he received in 1989, John spent seven months in Padua, painting from the Italian landscape and visiting the many art meccas between Venice and Rome.

Prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, John taught painting, drawing and design for seven years at Temple and Drexel Universities in Philadelphia.

John has received two fellowships in painting from the Delaware Division of the Arts in painting as well as residency fellowships in Brittany, France, from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He currently shows his work in galleries in Wilmington, Lewes and Rehoboth and has had exhibitions at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and The Delaware Agrucultural Museum as well as various other Mid-Atlantic venues.

With his wife, Elizabeth, their children, Olivia ’10 and Aidan, and their dog, John lives in the Muller farmhouse on the other side of the pond.