John Sanchez was born in Passaic, NJ and grew up in the blue-collar town of North Bergen New Jersey. His upbringing is the origin of the working-class attitude he brings to his work. He blends traditional painting techniques with a contemporary subject matter, creating paintings of those seemingly unremarkable moments that urge to be contemplated in all their reality. Sanchez attributes the bulk of his training to the prestigious Arts Student’s League of New York and is a graduate of Miami International University of Art & Design, and holds a Masters of Fine Art degree from Florida International University. His work has caught the attention of collectors including Debra and Dennis Scholl, Bill Bilowit and Grela Orihuela, Tom and Trish Kennedy, Carl Icahn and Barry Sternlicht. He is also in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum in Miami, the Frost Art Museum at FIU as well as having an international following. He lives and works in South Florida.
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