John Clayton is a plein air painter based in Provincetown. He studied in New York at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy School, where he won the Mrs. Robert Forbes Scholarship, The Arthur & Melville Phillips Scholarship, and an honorable mention from the Academy of Fine Art exhibition in 1998.
He also studied at the Cape Cod School of Art, where he developed an appreciation for the work and teaching of Charles Hawthorne. In 2000 he was featured in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Emerging Artist exhibition, juried by Elisabeth Pearl. Clayton’s work can be found in Provincetown at the Egeli Gallery.