John Bohnenberger (1926 - 2012)
When John was fourteen years old his family moved to the West Coast. After high school John served in the U.S. Army and then returned from duty to live in California. For many years John worked as a Government employee, but also found plenty of time to paint watercolors. John is a self taught artist and has worked in a variety of painting styles ranging from tight and representational to very loose and abstract. John Bohnenberger's paintings of boat harbors and regional cityscapes have brought him many awards, other subjects including a series of California suburban neighborhood scenes are also exceptional and have received much attention. Most of Johns work are full sheet watercolors (22"x30") painted on paper and are done with transparent watercolors.
John Bohnenberger Biography information: Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last - Author, California Watercolors 1850-1970. Illustrated History and Biographical Dictionary.