John Micheal Carter is an American Painter who was born in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. From the very beginning he has seen artistic influence in his family. His father was a commercial artist with whom he started his first study in drawing at the age of 16. He moved to Los Angeles in 1970 where later he attended the Art Center College of Design. In the year 1972 he graduated in BFA. He later became a teacher and taught drawing and painting for the University of Kentucky at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, Ky. He is also been a guest art instructor and teacher at various workshops all across the country which includes the Scottsdale Artist School, Arts Club of Cincinnati and The Dallas Arts League.
He has exhibited in various art galleries since 1975, list of such art gallery includes the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Grand Central Gallery in New York, the Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, DeVille Gallery in Los Angeles, Miller Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio California, J.Todd Gallery, Wellesley Massachusetts and Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe. Till now he has held 39 solo shows, he also held many shows at national level.
Awards and Honors:
1) In 1991, he got Hubbard Museum Award for Excellence exhibition.
2) His portrait "Hannah" was a finalist in the 2002 P.S.O.A.
3) He received first prize and the artists choice awards for his portrait Sarah at the 2002 A.S.O.P.A.
4) He also received the Artists Magazine Award for his painting "Summer Reading" in 2003 O.P.A National Exhibition.
5) Participated in International Portrait Competition and "Jolie" was a finalist in 2003.
6) His painting "The Yellow Canary" won first prize at the 2004 O.P.A. National Exhibition.
7) One of his creations named "The Dressing Table" was awarded Best Impressionistic Oil at the 2004 Hoosier Salon.
8) His painting "Romanian Girl” was a finalist in the 2005 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition.
9) He also received first prize at the 2005 Hoosier Salon for his painting "Reading on the Veranda".