John B. Neff

John Neff (08/27/1934-03/18/1994)  is well known for his sparse drawing style and his seemingly-primitive painting style.  Born in New York City, John B. (Jack) Neff spent much of his youth in Palm Beach, Florida.  He moved to the Penland School of Crafts in 1972 where he was a resident potter until 1976.  He settled in Bakersville, North Carolina, where he lived in a cabin with no electricity or running water. Neff was an accomplished painter and ceramicist whose work has been exhibited at the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem and at the Mint Museum in Charlotte.  His works have also been exhibited at Hampden Sydney College (VA), Mayland Community College (NC), the Penland School of Crafts, and several other galleries.  Throughout the 1980s he taught art to all age groups throughout western North Carolina.  His work is part of the permanent collections of the Asheville Art Museum (NC), the Duke University Medical Center (NC), Clifford Group Management Inc. (NY), and many private collectors.  Neff died in 1994

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