John Traynor

 


 

John Traynor
Study for History of Paterson, 1986
Oil on canvas, 26” x 8’5 ½” 

 

John Traynor is a versatile painter of portraits, landscapes, and still life, whose work ranges in size from three inch miniatures to over fifty foot murals. He studied at Paier College of Art in Connecticut and the Art Students League in New York and has received many awards for his work. Traynor is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Art Association, National Society of Mural Painters, and the Copley Society of Boston. His paintings are in many public and private collections, including Passaic County Community College.


Study for History of Paterson is one of the preliminary works that John Traynor completed in preparation for the sixty-five foot mural, History of Paterson, which was commissioned by Passaic County Community College. The mural, located in the Paterson campus cafeteria, depicts the people, events, and landmarks that tell the story of the rich history of Paterson.