John Marc Anderson is an American artist born March 25,
1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Growing up in a
military family, Marc lived all across the United States
and Europe. His parents fostered a strong creative
environment for he and his four siblings, and art,
architecture, history, and science were ever present in
the Anderson household.
Marc's family settled in the Washington, DC, area, where
he attended high school and then The University Of
Maryland, College Park, where he received a degree in
Agriculture and Animal Physiology, originally intending to
go to veterinary school.
Upon graduation from college, Marc had already
established a business and was working full time right
out of school. He attended graduate school at Howard
University and The Florida Instititute Of Technology. He
lived in Alexandria, Virginia, until 2002, and then moved
to Mandeville, Louisiana, but splits his time between New
Orleans and home.
For over 30 years, Marc has created startup companies
in almost every industry, and has bought and sold
dozens of businesses, including two large scale
production florist businesses, a sheetmetal and neon
sign production business, and was the creator and
founder of Ellen's Futon Convertibles, a Washington and
Baltimore, MD chain of retail sofabed and alternative
furnishings stores which had 11 locations.
He also founded an e-commerce business which designs
and manufactures specialty bedding products that
target the non-toxic and chemically sensitive
community, and has a vast and thorough knowledge of
bedding materials and ingredients which cater to this
market, and is a recognized authority on non-toxic and
hypo-allergenic bedding materials used for high risk
Marc is completely self-taught as an artist, and in fact,
did not start developing his art until he was 48 years
old, although he had a familiarity with most of the media
materials he uses.
His work typically is centered around three dimensional
wall mounted sculpture, creating original pieces from
styrene foam, modeling materials, wood, plastics, and
The originals are then laser scanned and printed using
three dimensional printers to create smaller variations of
the larger piece, and Marc can also cut up and use
sections of pieces, such as those found in his New
Orleans cemetery works, to create unique montages.
Every single piece, whether original or a casting, is hand
embellished, stained, painted, and treated as a unique
piece of art by Marc himself.
Marc is certainly best known for his beloved New Orleans
Christmas Ornaments, a new style of which is created
each and every year. For Christmas 2015, Marc's New
Orleans Cemetery #1 Ornament captures the iconic
architectural and reverent style of the classic New
Orleans above ground cemeteries, and is a tribute to
those celebrating the holiday season, and to those who
have gone before.
Check out the events page to see where Marc is making
upcoming appearances, and also where to buy his art.
JOHN MARC ANDERSON
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WHERE TO BUY
Marc's Art Shows In The New Orleans Area Feature A Variety Of
Works That Are Perfect For Gift Giving Year Round...Whether You
Are A Local Or Just Passing Through, His Art Captures the Soul
And Emotion Of Our Unique City.
Marc Creates Non-Regional Art As Well, Such As This Piece,
"Temple At Perugia, Italy", 2009, Mixed Media/Sculpture
Marc's St. Louis Cathedral Pieces For New Orleans Area
Homes And Businesses Are In Such High Demand, There Is
Often A Lengthy Backlog Of Work. Larger Pieces Are
Available For Municipal And Upscale Settings. Contact The
Studio At 985 966 7000
This Was The Original Sculpture Of "Old Cemetery #1" That Started
The New Orleans Cemetery Series That Has Received Worldwide
Acclaim For Marc's Work. Visitors Around The World Are Fascinated
By Our Unique Architecture And Design Elements That Can Be Found
In Any Area Graveyard.
"Charmed" was a piece Marc completed as a study of
extrapolation of scale. Working from a 12" model, Marc
designed and hand cut each piece of this astonishing replica
of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, purely by sight. The
actual sculpture was 19'11" tall, and featured a ring at the
top area which represented the ring that would be used to
attach a miniature version to a charm bracelet.
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Marc in his home studio. He works from both home and
his gallery and studio facility in Mandeville, Louisiana.