John Simpson, Springfield


John is an art professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has been a frequent collaborator with the City of Springfield as well as the Quadrangle Museums and Symphony Hall creating various art displays. Simpson credits his skill with portraits to realist painter Gregory Gillespie who Simpson trained with for a while. He also learned from Tibetan Tongka artist Kalsang Lodoe Oshoe and German painter Emil Schnorr.