John Stango's lifelong passion began to take form during his academic tenure at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Here he received the education behind his true devotion and dedication to art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Graphic Design. Upon graduation, Stango cultivated his creativity working as a visual merchandiser and display artist for Macy's and Bloomingdale's department stores.
Craving a more artistic field, Stango began creating original T-shirt designs in 1985 at his studio in South West Philadelphia. Finding a great deal of success in this venture, Stango's hand silk-screened designer shirts were being featured in the same department stores 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 at several Philadelphia department stores. Eventually, Stango began showing in area galleries as his technique became refined with his use of popular images epitomizing 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 a widely diverse demographic.
Noticed by all who crave
color and appreciate the impetuous nature of Stango's creations, his
art appears in public and private collections throughout the country
including those of: Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, rapper/singer
Charlie Baltimore, baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr, Camden Yards - Home
of the Baltimore Orioles, the family of Mickey Mantle, Olympic Gold
Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, former Dallas Cowboy Randy White, Jessica
Simpson, Nick Lachey, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Troy Aikman,
Allen Iverson and clothing designer Nicole Miller.
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