John Mosiman was born in 1931 in Elgin, Illinois. He worked mostly in serigraph and performance art. Mosiman graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in 1953. At NIU he was a student of David F. Driesbach focusing on photo screens and hand screens. He earned an MA in printmaking at Northern Illinois University. After completing his masters degree Mosiman moved to Ecuador where he worked as a missionary for 12 years. Returning to Elgin, Illinois he completed numerous serigraphs, prints and pencil drawings. His work is often mistaken for woodblock art. He was commissioned by several northern Illinois cities to do drawings and prints to commemorate their sesquicentennial celebrations. He created several numbered sets of landscape serigraphs and also did a series of scenes of Chicago. He died in 2012.
“Gill’s Rock Door County”, John Mosiman
Original serigraph, titled in pencil lower left, signed lower right, Image: 6 1/8” x 4 ¼”
“Wind and Weather”, John Mosiman
Original serigraph, titled in pencil lower left, signed lower right