John Nieto Bio

John Nieto, American (1936 - )

John Nieto is one of America’s most dynamic contemporary artists, concentrating on themes that transcend mere representation. He utilizes intense primary colors, applied in bold strokes to give dimension and character to the canvas. In his etchings and drawings, Nieto employs classic linear techniques to create images of great detail and depth. In all of Nieto’s art, sensitivity and respect for his subject are projected. He concentrates on capturing in his work his unique vision of the subjects he paints on canvases of vibrant, electric hues. Nieto’s distinctive style, combination of subject matter, bold comparisons and searing color, is instantly recognizable and collectors throughout the United States and abroad prize his work. He has produced bronze sculptures, etchings, lithographs and silk- screen prints, in addition to drawings in pastel crayons and charcoal. The past several years, however, have been devoted almost exclusively to painting.

In 1981 his work was exhibited at the Salon D’Automne/Grand Palais in Paris, France. His work is also featured in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The subject of two books and countless articles, Nieto has attained a commanding stature by virtue of consistently strong output.

In 1994, Nieto received New Mexico’s prestigious Governor’s Award for achievement in the Arts. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Wheelwright Museum in Sante Fe, the Advisory Board of Native American Preparatory School, and served as the Regent at his alma mater, Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree.

John Nieto’s roots run deep in New Mexico and his ancestral birthplace for over 300 years. John Nieto listings are wanted by Diva Art Group


"Eagle Dance" Original Acrylic on Canvas by John Nieto

Title: "Eagle Dance" 1984

Medium: Acrylic/Canvas

Unframed Size: 30" x 40"

Asking Price: $12,950.00 - Framed