John Stango’s lifelong passion for art began to take shape at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Graphic Design, Stango used his creativity, working as a visual merchandiser and display artist for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores.
Stango began creating original T-shirt designs in 1985. Finding a great deal of success in this venture, Stango’s hand silk-screened designer shirts were being featured in the same department stores where he once worked. Macy’s, Wanamaker’s, and Fiorucci featured his high-fashion, one-of-a-kind T-shirts. Continuing to build a reputation as one of the most innovative artists in the region, Stango turned to painting full time.
The earliest of Stango’s Pop paintings were initially featured as backdrops for window displays in department stores.
Eventually, Stango began showing in local galleries as his technique became refined with his use of popular images representing glamour and twisted Pop icons. As an emerging American Pop artist, Stango’s work is represented in galleries from New York to California, Sweden to Japan, attracting patrons from all walks of life.
Noticed by all who crave color and appreciate the spontaneous nature of Stango’s creations, his art appears in public and private collections throughout the country.
Partial list of Collectors and Collections
Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania Governor
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist
Cal Ripken Jr baseball legend
Mickey Mantle family
Camden Yards – Home of the Baltimore Orioles
Randy White former Dallas Cowboy
Nicole Miller clothing designer
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