John Margolies

John Margolies is an author, photographer, and lecturer on American commercial architecture and design. In the past twenty-five years he has explored the highways and byways of the USA in search of unique and typical examples of roadside, main street, and resort architecture.

By John Margolies Astronaut Hole, Space Course
March 1986
John Margolies
photograph
22.25 x 28.75 inches
Days Cottage 
John Margolies
photograph
22 x 28 inches

By John Margolies
by John Margolies Police Hall of Fame
June 1986
John Margolies

photograph
22.25 x 28.75 inches
Western Motors Sign
September 1993
John Margolies
photograph
22.25 x 28.75 inches
By John Margolies
By John Margolies
May 1986
John Margolies
photograph
22.25 x 28.75 inches

 

 
Creating art through first-hand experience

Creating art through first-hand experience

“I have my students look at tangible objects instead of creating something abstract,” Shortridge said. “I make my students work hard because they become better painters or drawers that way. The knowledge is theirs to use.”

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