John S. Vargo, b1929 Ohio sorry,
New York painter
Impressionist Barns and Wildflowers
oil on canvas, 15 x 18 inches
Signed J.S. Vargo, lower left
in newer carved wood frame, outer size 23 x 27 inches
Condition of all: Excellent. No restorations.
Who was Who in American Art (Peter Falk): John Vargo
was a highly exhibited and awarded painter who was also a teacher at
Syracuse University. His works are in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Syracuse
University, Munson Williams Proctor Institute in Utica New York and Le Moyne
College. He was commissioned to paint a mural at The Erie Canal.
He had solo exhibitions at Pennyslvania State University, and was awarded
the Eagan Presidential Plaza award in 1964 as well as three other awards at
This oil painting was purchased in New York state.
It is an outstanding summertime impressionist landscape, with hills and
barns in the distance and golden and purple wildflowers in the lower ground.
We assume it is a scene in New York State, but it could be equally at home
in New England, where there are identical old barns. The painting
seems to date from the 1960s.