John Nieman Offers a Perfect Amalgam of Art and Poetry in New Book

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‘Art of Lists IV’ is a unique volume that encapsulates readers’ fondness of lists.

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Art and poetry are two different things and they can be interpreted in many myriad ways. For author John Nieman, he aims to achieve a book that is equally thought-provoking and artistic that readers can easily understand and appreciate. “Art of Lists IV” is a volume of unique art and poetry. Neiman believes the art has a background of pop culture lists, complemented with a relevant poem. He affirms that there are many connections in life if people look hard enough.

This book highlights how people love to see lists in any variety and when these are combined with original art, it exudes powerful combination that people would love and enjoy. For example, what’s on the people’s to-do list? Which are the best ever movie mysteries? Who are the all-time best sax players? And just to race forward, what comprises their personal bucket list? Nieman captures these themes with arresting visuals and accompanies them with a short, personal verse. After three previous books in this theme, the work continues, and this newest installment just illustrates the enduring, vibrant power of the conjoined idea.

Exciting, fun and brimming with bright colors and ideas, “Art of Lists IV” is definitely an amazing work that excites, informs and entertains as it teases readers’ imaginations, challenges their intellects and appeals to their emotions.

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About the Author
John Nieman has always been fascinated by the nexus of art and pop culture. Consequently, he often intertwines those forces into paintings that have been exhibited in America, Europe, Asia and Canada. For years, he enjoyed a successful career in the advertising business, most recently as Chief Creative Officer of D’Arcy Worldwide. In this capacity, he directed and oversaw the creative output of more than 100 offices. Almost a decade ago, he devoted himself to the visual arts. He studied with Julie Lester in New York, and quickly moved on to a prolific output of still studies. His work is characterized by striking composition, crisp colors, and strong shadows. He has a photo realistic sensibility and favors pastels and watercolors. Given his background in the communication world, he particularly enjoys creating work that tells a visual story. Nieman has been exhibited in twenty different venues over the past two years. His work has been featured in national and international juried competitions. Collections of his paintings and poems have been published in books called Art of Lists and Art of More Lists. He is currently represented by Agora Gallery in New York City. His website is He resides in Dobbs Ferry, New York, with his five children.

Art of Lists IV* by John Nieman
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Picture Book; $51.99; 96 pages; 978-1-4931-1344-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $61.99; 96 pages; 978-1-4931-1345-3
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-1346-0

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