About the Artist

Snow, Dupont Metro

Snow, Dupont Metro Station, oil on linen, 52 x 64” (132 x 163cm).    $$7,750

Jack Hannula began a life with childhood inspiration and instruction 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 ‘s Graduate School of Design where he won the prestigious 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, Va., at the Plein Air School of Painting in Paris and with nationally recognized landscape painter, Bob Rohm.  He paints full time and can often be found painting on the streets of Washington and New York.


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 did landscape art.  Jack has always considered landscape design as a form of "living art" and the ultimate "installation art".  

France- L'etelier 1999

Today, Jack resides in Washington, D.C. where he is was President of the Arts Club of Washington (2011-2012), and where he also served as Exhibit Committee Chair, officer and member, Board of Governors (www.artsclubofwashington.org)

Jack was also a 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 Arts Club's 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: www.jackhannula.com and on his Facebook page. 


Besides being an active artist, Jack is also a poet, writing in the Romantic style.


One Man Exhibits

Perry's Window


Artist’s Odyseey, Arts Club of Washington, March 2014

The Cafe Society-2, Tryst Café, Washington, April 2014

The Café Society, The Coupe, Washington, DC, December – February 2013

DC Redux, Covington and BurlingLLP, 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 ItalyKushnir-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, March 2012

Spilsbury Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009 (continuous and current), three times as “Featured Artist”, 2009, 2011, 2012

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


DC Georgetown on the Potomac

Commissioned 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.

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 Prizes in Painting, 2011, 2005, 2002 & 2000

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Webel Prize for "excellence in landscape design", 1976

University of Massachusetts, Photography Competition, First & Second Place Prizes, 1968


updated 06-09-2013     www.jackhannula.com.     jackhannula@verizon.net      202-549-7245

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