November 2022

Artist: John Edward Svenson - Artwork: Nature Song

John Edward Svenson (1923–2016) 2006 Artist of the Year

Born in Los Angeles, John Svenson was adopted when he was three years old by a loving family who lived in Montclair. He exhibited precocious artistic talent and as early as first grade was recognized by his teachers as innately gifted.

Artist: Harrison McIntosh - Artwork: Pedestal Bowl

Harrison McIntosh (1914–2016) 2012 Artist of the Year

Harrison McIntosh, a famous ceramic artist, was a leading figure in the midcentury modern movement. He created and refined elegant artworks “over the course of his long and immensely distinguished career.”

Artist: Milford Zornes - Artwork: Monteroso

Milford Zornes (1908-2008) 2005 Artist of the Year

Milford Zornes, best known as a watercolorist, was also a noted art educator. A highly skilled artist, he enjoyed a national reputation, about which he was always modest.