Lookin' West
Me Worry
The Name Ain't Honey
Them Were the Days
Indian Jim
Serious Difference of Opinion
White Eagle
Captain Marshall
Teneke Port
Sunny Afternoon
Summer Breeze


Self Portrait John Bruce in Western script

Born in Los Angeles, California : April 8, 1931
Served in US Army 1949 to 1952. 18 months in Korea.
B.A. Psychology (Art Minor); Cal-State L.A. : 1965
Studied 'Art' @ the Art Center School in Los Angeles
& Chouinard Art Institute

Currently a resident of Mariposa, CA





Art Director; Field Service Department, North American Aviation, Downey, CA. 1952-57
Illustrator; Aerojet General Corp., Sacramento, CA. 1957-1960
Owner; Cal Graphic Advertising, 1960-1963
Art Director; Barnes/Chase Advertising, Santa Ana Calif. 1963-1967
Vice President; Gil Franzen Art Studio, Los Angeles, Calif. 1967-1969
Art Director; Independent Press Telegram, Long Beach , Calif. 1969-1973
Free-lance Artist; EPCOT project - Disney, Burbank CA.

AWARDS (Partial List)



Smithsonian Institution; Washington D.C. : in Permanent Collection
Vision 99 - Chicago Windy City Artists : Best of Show, 1999
American Indian & Cowboy Artists : Eagle Feather Award, 1988 & 1989;
Gold Medal for Drawing, 1986 & 1990; Peoples Choice Award, 1988;
Gold Medal for Oil Painting 1992; Best of Show 1992
Autry Museum Masters of the American West : Best of show 1996
Festival of Western Arts, San Dimas, CA : Best of Show 1996
Prairie Fire Art Show; Wichita, KS : Gold Medal for Drawing 1990 & 1991;
Gold Medal for Oil Painting 1991
Art of the West Magazine : People's Choice Award 1992
Knickerbocker Artists, New York, NY : Philip Isenberg Award, 1988
American Artists Professional League, New York, NY : John Grayback Award 1988
California International : Artist of the Year award 1975

SHOWS (Partial List)



Wind River Gallery Aspen, CO : Two Person Show 1997
Pepper Tree Art Show Santa Inez, CA : 1991 through 1996
Ghormley Gallery Los Angeles, CA : One Man Show : 1964
Les Li Art Gallery Los Angeles, CA : One Man Show : 1969
Upstairs Gallery Long Beach, CA : One Man Show : 1971
El Prado Gallery Sedona, AZ : Two Person Show : 1989
Newport Invitational Art Show Newport Beach, CA : 1975
Laguna Beach Art Festival Laguna Beach, CA : 1962 through 1965
Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown , OH : 1970
Death Valley Art Show Death Valley, CA. : 1979 through 1982
American Indian & Cowboy Artist's Show San Dimas, CA : 1987 through 1995
AICA at the Autry Museum Los Angeles, CA : 1996 through 1998
Prairie Fire Show Wichita, KS. : 1990 through 1992
Christine's of Santa Fe Gallery Laguna Beach, CA. : One Man Show 1993
San Bernardino Museum San Bernardino, CA. : 5th Artist Show 1992

PUBLICATIONS (Partial List)



Cactus Jack (John Bruce) Who's Who in California : 1991 through the present ...
Who's Who in the West : 1989 through the present ...
Who's Who In America : 1995 through the present ...
Who's Who in the World : 1991 through the present ...
California Art Review; Krantz : 1989
Contemporary Western Artists; Samuels : 1952
Directory of International Biography; Cambridge, England : 21st, 22nd & 23rd Editions
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership : 3rd, 4th & 5th Editions
Feature Articles; Art of the West Magazine : Jan/Feb 1989 & May/June 1998

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