Paintings By John Madott
The John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
The John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund was established in his honour through the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), and launched August 15, 2012. The fund continues to award a deserving incoming OCAD U graduate student on an annual basis. More...
About John Madott
John Madott was born in Toronto on May 5, 1918, of Italian parents who had emigrated from Calabria, Italy in 1906. He was the eighth of ten children. He married Francesca Spadafora, in 1943 during World War II and served in the Canadian Army. Stationed on the west coast of Canada, including Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni, his wartime experiences, particularly of the mountains, informed his landscapes. John Madott died in his 94th year, on July 28, 2011, leaving behind his beloved Francesca, his wife of 67 years, and three daughters, Valerie Madott McCarville, Darlene Madott and Francine (Madott) Kresnik. More...
This website contains 130 digital photos of John Madott's paintings he created throughout his lifetime. Please visit the Art Gallery page to view his paintings.
From Art to Art
Artist John Madott had many conversations with daughter Darlene Madott, a Toronto lawyer and award-winning author, in the last years of his life, while painting together. “Touching Calabria” was one creative offshoot of these. It won an award in the 2014 Accenti Writing Contests, and was later included in one of Darlene Madott’s books. More...
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