John C. Tartaglione began drawing before he was old enough to go to school. He was encouraged to develop his creative abilities by his talented father, John, Sr., who had worked at Marvel for several decades during the 'Silver Age' of comic books.
John, Jr., studied painting, drawing and illustration in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts, where he was a student of such distinguished artists as the late Jack Potter and the late Herb Tauss.
While working in New York, John was a painter/colorist for the noted artist, Jeff Koons, and began branching out on his own, accepting commissions for private and corporate clients. John's original and uncommon views of Manhattan are seen in his latest body of work, a compelling series of bright, evocative, yet, at times, solitary streetscapes.
The paintings of John Tartaglione are best described as classically-inspired, contemporary realism, that seem to celebrate the now with a sense of the traditional. The influences of Burt Silverman , John Singer Sargent, and Malcom Liepke are apparent in the choice of subject matter, color, and attention to draftsmanship.