John Newsom (born 1970 in Hutchinson, Kansas) is an American painter best known for combining multiple techniques of formal painting strategies onto large canvases, featuring dynamic spectacles of the natural world. Newsom grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma. He completed high school in 1988 at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy located in northern Michigan. In 1992 he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Rhode Island School of Design and subsequently moved to New York City, where he attended New York University's studio arts program. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU at the age of 24. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum, The Newberger Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, The R.I.S.D. Museum, and The Library of Congress, among others. His work is represented by MARC STRAUS in New York, and Patrick Painter
Inc. in Los Angeles.