John Ashworth (American b. 1940-) began his painting career in Boston, and continues to reside and work in Massachusetts. John Ashworth--American, born 2/1/1939
The Ashworth family moved to NYC in 1947 where John's "art pre-education" (age 10!) consisted in trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the galleries all along 57th street.
His first public showing was in the summer of 1949--age 10- at Washington Square Park, New York. He had made 100s of folded Rorschach-type blots in poster paint on typing paper, some of which looked like butterflies to the young artist who cut them out and pasted them together on vertical scrolls displayed on the high iron fence with the work of grown-up artists. They all sold.
1951--move to Massachusetts where the young artist completed highschool in 1956.
1957--Wentworth Institute, Boston, evening school, Applied Industrial Physics.
Northeastern University, Boston, Civil and Structural Engineering, including an internship in the Engineering Department for the City of White Plains NY.
1962--Harvard School of Design
1963---1966--Boston Museum School, scholarship
By 1962 Ashworth maintained 2 studios in Boston: Harrison Ave and later Columbus Ave.
1967--Studio move to Chickering Piano Building, Tremont St
1970 Studio--Berkley St. Boston
1970--1972 Studio--Kingfield ME.--studio sales/ private collections
1972--1974 Studio--Port Clyde ME., studio sales/private collections
1974--1987 Studio--Ipswich, MA. Central Street
1987--1991 Studio--Gloucester MA. St. Louis Ave--Painting, Architecture, Marine Design--studio sales
1991--2005 Studios--Rowley MA. Main St. Architecture, Marine Design, Ipswich MA. Cherry Island, Painting and Outdoor Kinetic Sclupture--, Skylines" and "Stix"
2006-2015 Studio--Newburyport, MA. Central Place. Painting, Architecture, Marine Design.--studio shows/sales
2015--Studio--Ipswich, MA. Cherry Island, Architecture, Painting, Kinetic Scupture
2016 to present Studio in Ipswich, MA Essex St. Architecture, Painting, Marine Design, Interior and Exterior, Kinetic Sculpture
ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS and GROUP SHOWS:
1968 Harkus Krakow Gallery, Newbury St. Boston
1968--Parker St Gallery Boston
1970- Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA., "Fan Paintings"
1969--Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. Group show, Director acquired painting
1968--"Young New England Painters," Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida
1969--Museum of Art , Portland, ME
1968 Currier Gallery, Manchester NH. exhibited a canvas 77"x 90" 1968 [press review-"Ashworth's are among the most satisfying works evoked by the subject of stripes since Morris Louis "
1969--"Color in Control"-- Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersberg, Florida
1969--Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Fla. "Tarwater" 72"x 72"
1971--1975 ATT Main Office Lobby, Tremont St. Boston
8ft x 18ft Painting-Untitled
Ipswich, MA. Cherry Island--Kinetic Sculpture---Exhibited Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA. "Skylines"--"Stix
Pingree School Hamilton, MA., "Stix"
His work was represented by the Harcus-Krakow Gallery, and the Tragos Gallery in Boston in the 1960s, and exhibited in museums including the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass.
Additionally, Ashworth is the principal of Ashworth Co, with over 30 years of experience in architectural planning, design, interior design, energy management, environmental consulting, and marine design to residential, commercial and marine projects.
His recent paintings are in acrylic and metal paints on wood panels, and will be the subject of a first one-man show in Los Angeles in 2017 in Los Angeles.