John A. Kurtz, born November 8, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, began his education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1960 on a scholarship received from the Park Ridge Art League. In 1962 he joined the U.S. Navy and worked as a Naval-Air photographer for a 4 year enlistment. Since the late 1960's John's photography, drawings, paintings and 3-D sculptures have been exhibited at various museums, galleries and studios throughout Chicago and Illinois, including, The Art Institute of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, DePaul University Stuart Center, University of Illinois Ward Gallery, Rockford Art Museum and the Evanston Art Center, The Chicago Cultural Center, Zaks Gallery, Ann Nathan Gallery and currently at Curly Tale Fine Art in Chicago. Kurtz also exhibits his work at his annual Studio Shows. Published work includes Playboy Magazine, The Art of Playboy, Chicago Magazine, Marlo's Magazine, Art Scene Chicago,2000, Dark Horse Comics and Libido Magazines. Mr. Kurtz' work is also in the collections of, Ms. Kathy Upjohn, Mr. Howard Tullman, Mr. Thomas Kieft, Dr. David and Cristina Evaskus, Mr. and Mrs Joe Silverberg, Diane and Mickey Brown, Mr. Marc Hauser and Ralph Gaby and Susan Wilson of Pasadena Ca. to name a few.