John Ebersberger

Maryland Impressionist Oil Painter

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Fiddler's Hill Snow


20 x 24


Rainbow's Palette


24 x 20


Fresh Picked


8 x 10


Emerald Bottle


30 x 36


Bathed in Light


8 x 6




9 x 12


Capitol Winter

Oil 12 x 10

Winter Wonder

Oil 12 x 9

Tucked in the Woods

Oil 12 x 10


Eastport Roses


14 x 18


Rose Shadows


18 x 14


Giclee Available

John Ebersberger Biography

Expressing the full spectrum of nature’s beauty, John Ebersberger’s paintings reflect the twin strains of Impressionism and Classical Realism. After earning a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1977, he began studying under Cedric Egeli, the nationally known portrait painter. It was Egeli who introduced John to Henry Hensche, the master impressionist who had served as Charles Hawthorne’s teaching assistant in the 1920s in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Struck by the intensity of light Hensche was able to achieve in his canvases John studied every summer with him until his death in 1992.

John’s work and articles have appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, American Art
Collector, and Workshop Magazine. Books containing John’s work include Capturing Radiant Color in Oils by Susan Sarback, and Painting the Impressionist Watercolor by Lee Boynton.

John’s work has garnered many national and regional awards including, in 2009 the Best in Show at Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, MD; 2008 Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America; 2007 Second Place Ribbon at the Paint Annapolis Exhibition; 2004 Jack Richeson Silver Brush Award for Best Figure Painting awarded by Stephen Doherty, Editor in Chief of American Artist Magazine; and in 2003 a Capital Region Emmy Award for Maryland Public Television’s “Outdoors Maryland” segment “Shades of Winter”.

The October 2010 issue of American Artist Magazine features a step-by-step portrait demo by John illustrating Michael Gormley’s article, “The Artists Colony.” In addition, John’s painting “Anna” was a Finalist in the 2010 July/August American Artist Magazine’s Cover Competition. Competing in 2009’s Paint Annapolis event in Annapolis, Maryland brought John the top honor of Best in Show awarded to “Chesapeake Girl” by juror Ken Backus. John was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the Portrait Society of America at the 10th Anniversary Art of the Portrait Conference for his portrait, “MacKenzie” in April, 2008.

A founder of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, John is also an active teacher, holding plein air and studio workshops to share his knowledge and vision of Impressionist painting. John says, “As an artist, I’m trying to combine the Impressionists’ understanding of light and color with the classical realists’ fidelity to form. I try to express as well as I can the extraordinary beauty of the world around us.

Notable collections include The United States Naval Academy, The Federal Reserve Bank of MD, Lockheed-Martin Corporation, and the First Bank of Alabama.

Self Portrait
10 x 7.5

Morning Blossoms

Oil 24 x 30


Oil 20 x 16

What is a Painter's Painting ?

My painting, "Grace" (painted on the Provincetown beach), was painted with a palette knife, using broad color shapes to model the forms and features of the head and face.   Paintings are often illustrational in their use of linear detail, with the focus on surface details.  A true "painter's painter" understands that a more profound expression is concerned with the poetic aspects of beauty - rhythmic relationships of form, the play of light and color, and the illusion of space and dimension.   The sentimental narrative of a painting takes second place to these more vital, visual expression of beauty.  John Ebersberger

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