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John Salt

John Salt (b. 1937, Birmingham, England; d. 2021 Shrewsbury, England) is a British artist who earned his M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art. Salt’s focus is on the rural American landscape, often in various stages of decline. These works have a solemn and haunting quality. He employs a painting technique unique among the Photorealists of spraying the paint through stencils onto the canvas. Salt has exhibited widely since the 1960s and after twenty years in New York City, has returned to England where he currently lives and paints.

Featured Works

— John Salt

Currently On View

New York is Home

9 November — 5 January, 2023

A celebration of the city we call home.

installation photo
Robert Gniewek,
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Don Jacot,
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Gus Heinze,
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Robert Neffson,

Previous Exhibitions

John Salt: In Memoriam 1937-2021

11 January — 11 February, 2022

CROPPED-IMAGE-Arnot Art Museum-Exterior

High Fidelity: Anthony Brunelli & the Digital Age Photorealists

14 February — 30 August, 2020

Lucky Dragon - Bertrand Meniel

American Landscapes

8 January — 15 February, 2020

Parrish Museum exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

6 August , 2017— 21 January, 2018

Tampa Art Museum Cropped 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

FIA exterior CROPPED

From Lens to Eye to Hand

Photorealism 1969 to Today

21 April — 12 October, 2018

Recent Press
— John Salt

John Salt Obituary
British pioneer of photorealist painting in the US in the 1960s and 70s
The Guardian, 01/05/2022

European Photorealism in New York
European Photorealism in New York
American Art Collector

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