John Sabraw


Professor of Painting + Drawing


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John Sabraw

Sabraw is a Professor of Art and Chair of Painting + Drawing. He is also Board Advisor at Scribble Art Workshop in New York. He has most recently been featured in Smithsonian, New Scientist, London, and the Discovery Channel.

John Sabraw was born in Lakenheath, England. An activist and environmentalist, Sabraw’s paintings, drawings and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. One of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams.

Sabraw’s art is in numerous collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, the Elmhurst Museum in Illinois, Emprise Bank, and Accenture Corporation. Sabraw is represented in Chicago by Thomas McCormick.

Sabraw holds an AOS in Illustration from Pratt Institute, a BFA in Painting from University of Kansas, and an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University.