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Jack Hannula ‎

Jack Hannula began a life of art in Gardner, Massachusetts with childhood inspiration from his artist-teacher mother. After earning a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts, Jack went on to receive a diploma from the Conway School of Landscape Design; and in 1977, a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University where he won the Webbel Prize for “excellence in landscape design”.

His love for classical painting was pursued in tandem with studies at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia; at the Plein Air School of Painting in Paris and with the U.S. nationally recognized landscape painter, Bob Rohm. He paints full time and can often be found painting on the streets of Washington, New York, France and Italy.

Jack has held professorships at the University of Georgia and the Universite de Montreal and also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran where he designed parks and prepared town plans. Jack has always considered landscape design as a form of “living art” and the ultimate “installation art”.

Today, Jack resides in Washington, D.C. where he is member of the Arts Club of Washington, serving as its President and Exhibit Committee Chair. The Arts Club of Washington, founded in 1916 and located in the historic James Monroe and MacFeeley Houses four blocks west of the White House, is Washington’s oldest, non-profit arts organization. The Arts Club promotes the arts through on-going programs, exhibits, special events, artistic performances, scholarships, and honorary awards. It’s four galleries, also used for events and performances, are open to the public free of charge Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Jack was also a long time member of the International Artists Support Group (IASG) where he served as President from 2000 – 2002. He has exhibited his art internationally – in India, China, Russia and Egypt. He currently exhibits his art at the Spilsbury Gallery in downtown Washington. His vibrant city scenes and landscapes are in various private and public collections.

Much of his art may be viewed on his website:; and on his Facebook page [Jack Hannula, Artist-Painter ( Gallery Web Link: ) ].

One Man Exhibits

• Spilsbury Gallery, Washington, “Featured Artist”, November 2010, September, 2011
• DC Redux, Covington and Burling, LLP, Washington, DC, December 2008-February 2009
• The Other Side of the Street, Tryst, Washington, DC, September-October, 2008
• City Scenes, 1998-2009, Arts Club of Washington, 2008
• An American Artist in Italy, Kushnir-Taylor Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 2005
• Art & Brahms, Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington, 2005
• Soul of the City (NY), Kushnir-Taylor Gallery, New York City, 2004
• Art of the City (the other side), Tryst, Washington, D.C., 2004
• City Scenes & Landscapes, Gallery 1621, Washington, D.C., 2002
• City Scenes II, Taylor & Sons Fine Art, Washington, D.C., 2001
• City Scenes I, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C. 2001
• Art of the City, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C., 2000

Group Shows

• Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD (scheduled for March 2012)
• Spilsbury Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009 (continuous and current)
• Amsterdam-Whitney Gallery, New York, “Paradise Redux”, 2007; and “New Mexico-2007″, 2008
• Mill Gallery, Santa Fe, NM “Old School Painters” (4 artists – Hannula, Kushnir, Nuss, Taylor), 2006
• IASG – Museum of the Americas, Miami, 2006; IASG in India (2000, 2002); China (2004); Russia (2005) and Egypt, 2005
• Old School Painters, Ukrainian Institute (4 painters), New York, May 2005
• Art-O-Matic, Washington, D.C., 2004
• Russian Embassy Cultural Center, IASG, St. Petersburg Show, 2004
• The Warehouse, IASG, Washington, D.C., 2004 & 2003
• Washington Scene Painters, (2-man show with Jim Magna), Washington, D.C. 2003
• Andre Kushnir – Michele Taylor Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 2003
• E.G.O. Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003
• Metropolitan Gallery, Arlington, VA, 2002
• D.C. Arts Commission/ MOCA, Fellowship Show, Washington, D.C., 2002
• China: Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2002
• Russian Embassy Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., 2002
• India: National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India 2002, 2004
• Arts Club of Washington Members Winter and Summer Shows, 1999-2008
• MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
• Taylor & Sons Fine Art “Masterworks Show”, Washington, D.C., 2000
• Gallery 505, Washington, D.C., 1999
• Veerhoff Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1999
• Artists Museum, Washington, D.C., 1998
• Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 1996-1998
• National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, 1996
• Gallery Gaudreau, Paris, France, 1995


• Commission to paint Maestro Leonard Slatkin, Director, National Symphony Orchestra. The painting-award was commissioned by the Institute for Education and the Swann Foundation for Music Education and presented to Maestro Slatkin by Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, May 2008.
• Washington, D.C. Commission on Arts & Humanities, competitive selection and purchase of a half-dozen paintings for its public arts collection, 2002 & 2001
• Arts Club of Washington, First Place and Honorable-Mention Prizes in Painting, 2000-2011
• Harvard University Graduate School of Design, The prestigious Webel Prize for “excellence in landscape design”, 1976
• University of Massachusetts, Photography Competition, First & Second Place Prizes, 1968

updated May 2011 202-265-4960

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