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John C. Moffitt

United States

Born in 1946

Joined Artisor: February 2024

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Total pieces for sale: 1


A student of art from an early age, Southern California native John Moffitt took up

painting after leaving college. His exhibited oil paintings were winning awards in both

traditional and modern categories and his trompe l’oeil, surrealistic and magical realism

works were added to area collections. Over the decades, Moffitt has honed his crafts as

a fine artist, muralist, illustrator and scenic artist, always exhibiting a masterful handling

of draftsmanship and the tools of the trade.

In the early seventies, Moffitt worked with noted muralist Garth Benton to create the

murals for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu (now referred to as the Villa). The pair

went on to collaborate for a decade to create murals decorating the homes of many

celebrities and notables including Jaclyn Smith, Bob Hope, Gerald Ford and Gordon

Getty. He also found time to illustrate album covers and artwork for Capitol Records and

to design logos and commercial artwork for record company executives.

His interest in large scale painting eventually led him to the motion picture industry

where he worked as a motion picture Scenic Artist for three decades creating

monumental landscape and cityscape backdrops, murals, fine artwork and portraiture

for hundreds of motion picture and television productions as well as designing and

executing murals for international trade shows. From Goonies, the Jurassic Park and

the Ghost Busters series, the Lethal Weapon series, the Batman and the Ironman

series to Benjamin Button, Moffitt’s artwork has graced the screen, his work often

“hidden in plain sight.” During this time period he also executed murals for clients such

as the MGM Grand Hotel, Gelson’s Markets, Lockheed Aircraft and the Samuel

Goldwyn Museum, as well as restaurants, libraries, theaters, casinos, themed retail

venues, and residences scattered across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Moffitt ceased actively creating artwork for the entertainment industry in 2007 to be

engaged by the Art Directors Guild as its Associate Executive Director. He retired from

the Guild executive position in 2014 to once again devote himself to painting fine

artwork full time. In 2018 the Art Directors Guild honored him with a Lifetime

Achievement Award for his work in the entertainment industry.

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

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