25 de enero de 2013

John Paul Thornton


Biography:
John Paul Thornton is an American artist, and Educator. He is the author of the book: "Art And Courage: Stories to inspire the Artist-Warrior Within." While teaching art to underprivileged children, he learned that one of his students was reported as "missing." As a way to honor the families who have endured such a loss, John Paul created a series of paintings depicting the faces of America's missing children. Numbering in the hundreds, they have been exhibited in many public installations, most notably on the National Mall in front of the White House, and at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. In 2011 he will be working in Haiti through a grant from the United Nations Foundation, Merridian Health Foundation and Full-Circle Learning. In 2010 he received a travel grant to work in Mexico from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. John Paul Thornton's "Peace Prints" project, created with the Natural World Museum for the United Nations' Environmental Programme, was displayed at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway during the 2007 World Environment Day. He has received honors from CBS Television, the California State Senate and the United States Congress for his work linking social causes with art.

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