Uht Riohn, American (1924 - 2016)
John Uht was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1924. He studied Fine
Art at the University of Illinois.
Having completed his studies he moved to New York where, part
from developing his own painting skills, he ran a teaching
studio in a house boat on the Harlem River.
He came to England in 1960, his wife being English, and now
lives in Dorset.
John is an accomplished sculptor as well as an artist in oil
and sanguine, but perhaps is best known for his watercolour
studies of clowns and circus people.
His pictures bring a sense of joy and laughter to all. His
characters, often derived from faces and people he has met,
abound with good-natured humour and animation. However, for
all the flippancy in their appearance, there lies a strong
sense of drawing and composition, colour value and sympathy
for the medium.
John also excels in paintings and drawings of the figure, dancers
and nude studies, as well as landscapes and portraiture.
His work has been published in card form and is also available
in limited edition prints.
John is a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour
and exhibits in galleries throughout the UK. He also exhibits
in America. His sculpture has been chosen for the Royal Academy
Summer Exhibition on numerous occasions and his work is represented
in the Permanent Collection of the Academy – a rare honour.
His work is in private collections throughout the world.
In addition John has work in the collections of Hoegh Shipping
Lines, Guinness Mahon & Co and the Rockefeller Collection.