John Duffin is a British printmaker and painter who has an extensive portfolio of work. He is best known for his striking black and white prints focusing on great architecture and depictions of modern life.
He uses his architectural background to create a personal cinematic style which distils the energy, crowds and loneliness that characterize urban life. His works are influenced by film noir, graphic novels and UK and US modernism.
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John Duffin is a print maker and painter well known for his striking black and white prints focusing on great architecture and depictions of modern life in urban environments. He is a member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
John Duffin is an award-winning contemporary painter and printmaker whose work is based on the modern environments of cities and towns, creating dynamic, cinematic images of contemporary urban life. His unique images of architecture, lighting and figures have been greatly praised and awarded, recently receiving The Most Outstanding Print Award from Sir Peter Blake.
His paintings and prints have a distinct artistic voice, influenced by the works of LS Lowry in Britain and Edward Hopper in America. They hold references to the history of figurative painting and cinema, but also to the world of graphic novels.
Using a combination of his ability as a draughtsman and his imagination, he creates his own vision. These cityscapes capture the energy, crowds and loneliness of modern life and transform the urban landscape into a character in their own right.
Achievements and Honors
Duffin was an award-winning professor, a prolific author and a talented musician. He helped to establish Case Western Reserve as an internationally recognized center of scholarship and music performance. His contributions include the development of the historical performance practice program, which trains scholars to play medieval, Renaissance and baroque music in historically informed styles.
In addition, he was instrumental in establishing CWRU’s new joint music program with the Cleveland Institute of Music. He also was a recipient of the university’s highest faculty honor, the Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Illinois. In the field of mathematics, he was a pioneer in the development of geometric programming and its many applications in engineering, operations research and linguistics.
Duffin is an award-winning British painter and printmaker, whose images capture the dynamism and energy of modern city life. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and his work is in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad.
Originally from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, he studied at Goldsmiths College in London and later at Central St. Martins, where he undertook an MA in Printmaking.
He works from small pencil sketches he creates whilst out walking in the city streets gathering inspiration and he prints mainly in black ink on bright white paper, creating dynamic contrasts between shadows and highlights.
He has an architectural background and his recent etchings concentrate on London, rendering the city in a personal cinematic style that distils the energy, confusion and loneliness of modern urban life. He draws on influences from cinema, graphic novels and the history of figurative painting to create his unique vision.
Duffin is a highly successful professional who has a net worth of $30.7 Million. He serves as President – Exxon Mobil Global Projects Company at Exxon Mobil Corporation and makes $8,164,350 annually.
He owns 30,000 units of XOM stock valued at $18,812,978. He has made over 9 trades of XOM stock since 2007, according to Form 4 filed with the SEC.
Duff has acted in numerous films, including Cadet Kelly (2002, Agent Cody Banks (2003), Cheaper By The Dozen (2003) and A Cinderella Story (2004). She also stars in TV Land’s longest-running original series, Younger, for which she received two People’s Choice Awards nominations. Her newest movie, The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019), is inspired by the real-life Tate-LaBianca murders. Her upcoming projects include an independent film about the life of John Belushi and an animated feature based on The Beatles.