Renowned American Artist John Paulus Semple Launches Website

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Site highlights online gallery of master of representational art.

John Paulus Semple, a Vermont-based contemporary American artist who achieved artistic and professional success as a master of representational art, recently unveiled his new website, The site showcases an extensive collection of Semple’s work, including his graphic design and sculptures as well as his oil paintings.

Dallas-based Valiant Media designed and launched the site on behalf of Semple, opting for a stark white canvas on which to highlight the striking colors, play of light and shadow, and earthy subjects in the artist’s portfolio. The website features high-resolution images of his paintings, allowing visitors, fellow artists and students interested in learning more about his techniques and materials to study them at a level of detail not ordinarily seen on artists’ websites.

Semple, who attended Hamilton College, Mexico City College and Boston University, and who was awarded the Tiffany Foundation Grant in in 1958, studied art in Mexico and Italy. He later became an art teacher for a few years before moving to Vermont in 1969 with his wife Mallory and three small children and devoting his life to pursuing a full-time career as an artist.

In addition to serving as an online gallery of Semple’s work, the website also features a calendar of events and a biography of the artist. The site will also include a blog and points to Semple’s social media communities on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Art students and teachers, collectors, critics, gallery owners, and other art lovers and enthusiasts will find it a useful and comprehensive resource highlighting one of the most prominent representational artists in the United States over the past half-century.


John Semple was born in 1930 and grew up in Wollaston, Massachusetts. After two-year stint in the Army, he studied in Mexico under the GI Bill and followed that with graduate study at Boston University. Receiving the Tiffany Foundation Grant in 1958 allowed him to study in Italy for eight months, after which he became an art teacher in schools throughout his native New England before. He launched his full-time career as an artist in Vermont in 1970 and never looked back. Semple now lives with his wife, Mallory, in Vermont.

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