Tuesday, April 18, 2006

What About John?

Tim found a blurb online that is almost certainly about John Dorish, the fine actor who played The Indian in the show "Paint Your Wagon" at Dirty Jack's Theater in 1976.

John Dorish is a New York City based artist whose brightly colored paintings capture New York's dramatic, ever-changing skyline. His surrealistic etchings, with tiny paintings within the etching itself, forge a successful blend of inks and watercolors.

Primarly self-taught, Mr. Dorish has been painting professionally for twenty five years.

He has lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he painted the majestic Tetons.
In recent years, he has spent much of the summer in Cape Cod, capturing the New England charm of Wellfleet and Provincetown.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1947, Mr. Dorish received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Clarion University in 1970.

He has also studied at the New School and the Art Students League in New York City. His unique and distinctive style has won him numerous awards. Mr. Dorish's work can be found in many private and corporate collections worldwide.

Here is the IMDB listing for John Dorish. I remember John as a full on pro and a heck of a funny guy. I always expected that he went on to have great success in the arts or theater.