John Gosling was born and raised in London and received his training as an architect there at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
He immigrated to America in the 1960s, and for many years had a professional career as an architect-urban planner specializing in urban revitalization in major cities and towns across the country and abroad. As part of his architectural training, John studied art at the Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (now the University of the Arts, London) where he got into the habit of sketching and carrying a sketch book to his assignments. There John studied figure drawing, portraiture, perspective and media experimentation. It helped him as an architect, and he still returns over the past several years to the UAL for refresher courses.
Since moving to Alexandria in 1996, John has taken figure drawing and silk screen classes at the Art League School and printmaking at the Discover Graphics Atelier under Penny Barringer at the Torpedo Factory. He joined Printmakers Inc. in 2014.