John Traynor wins Salmagundi Medal

It is a real pleasure to write today’s Blog. While I am focused on my search business it is always great to be able to enjoy another interesting activity. My friend of many years, John C. Traynor, was last night’s recipient of the Salmagundi Club “President’s Medal”. This medal is awarded to a member of the club that has made significant contributions to the field of fine art and to the Salmagundi community of artists. Some of America’s best known artists have belonged to the club of the many decades of its existence. John is an oil painter in the tradition of the old masters. He is from Mendham NJ and received his first training in fine art under the tuteledge of Fr Beatus Lucey, OSB at Delbarton School in Morristown. Since those early days he has gone on to become one of our country’s best know painters. He paints portraits, landscapes, still lifes as well as large scale murals.

My daughter, Kendall and I were invited guests at last night’s proceedings. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue near Greenwich Village. It was founded back in the 1870’s and is a historic location filled with original art contributed by its many famous members over the decades. John has a real appreciation for the history of his field so, he understands that it is his role to both win commissions and sell paintings as well as contribute generously to various institutions that have nurtured him and his career. Included in today’s blog are pictures of John and his work that I took this past summer and pictures of his art work. Congratulations to John and his family and especially to his wonderful wife, Sara.

It is a pleasure to share this with all of you. Congratulations, John….Keep up the great work, John.

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