Born and educated in Brooklyn, John relocated to Rockport, Massachusetts in 1980, He travels extensively painting “en plein air”, capturing the moment in his brightly colored impressionistic-realism painting style. He uses both brush and palette knife to enhance the visual effects of his compositions.
John has served as President of the Rockport Art Association and Museum and was a member of its Board of Governors for sixteen years. He has been interviewed on TV programs such as ABC’s Good Morning America, BNN’s It’s All About The Arts, and internationally on Televisione Italiana-RAI. His work is featured in many publications including Marine Art: A Gallery of Marine Art; Monhegan: The Artist’s Island; and The Best of Oil Painting. In Florida, John is represented by Sheldon Fine Art in Naples. Aside from the RAAM, John is also an elected Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Salmagundi Club, Academic Artists, Hudson Valley Art, Lyme Art, and North Shore Arts – Associations. His art has been featured more than twenty-four times in both PleinAir and Art Connoisseur Magazines, including a full feature on John’s career. Among his many awards are the Texas Ranchland and Best Architectural Awards from En Plein Air Texas, Best of Show at the Annual Outdoor Painters Society Show, Best Water Feature Award from Wayne Plein Air Festival, Best in Show at the 101st Elected Artist Exhibition at the Lyme Art Association, and most recently the Best Maritime Activity Award at Cape Ann Plein Air.
View John’s art on JohnCaggiano.com, Facebook, or at his gallery on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, founded in 1981.