John Dorish is a Greenwich Village based artist whose paintings and
etchings reflect the drama and mood of the city around him. Born in
Pittsburgh, PA in December 1947, John Dorish had no formal art
training. He sold his first paintings while a student at Clarion State
Teachers College, where he received his BA degree in Humanities in
1970. In 1977, he moved to New York where he established a studio on
13th street and began studying Printmaking at the Art Students League.
John Dorish has received many accolades for his etchings and
paintings. Recent Awards include:
“Best Innovative Work” at Philadelphia Watercolor Society Works on
Paper exhibit in September 2015 for the hand painted etching:
GREENWICH VILLAGE STUDIO II.
“Sand Dollar Award” at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show in
June 2016 for a 2-plate etching “MOONLIGHT WALK”.
A watercolor Honor Society “Award of Excellence” in WATERCOLOR
USA 2016, a national Aqua-media exhibition at Springfield Art Museum
in Missouri, for a semi abstract painting COMPOSITION I.
In New York John Dorish has exhibited with Allied Artists of America, the
New York Print Club and the New York Society of Etchers.
Other Group Exhibitions include “New York State of Mind” at the Flynn
Gallery in Greenwich CT.
The etching BLUE MOON was purchased by the New York Public
Library for their Print collection.
His work can also be seen on Cape Cod at the Harmon Gallery in
PHOTO ABOVE: M. Frank