John Reilly was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942. He received his early art training at the School of Art and Design in Manhattan where he studied advertising art. By the age of twenty-three he operated his own sales promotion agency, eventually expanding the business to service such accounts as Bacardi Rum, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, and KLM Airlines.
John began painting in 1985 with the same focus, creativity and energy that drove his success in advertising. He studied painting in New York City at the Art Student’s League, The National Academy of Design, and privately with Burt Silverman and Everett Raymond Kinstler. In New Jersey he attended the Newark School of Fine Art.
Robert Paul Galleries is proud to show the works of American artist John Reilly.