John Troxell was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1960, and attended Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and The Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. He also attended and graduated from the Marine Military

Academy in Harlingen, Texas.


John's paintings and murals are prominently displayed in many public collections in Ohio such as The Cleveland Clinic, Dollar Bank, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Metro General Hospital, Akron General Hospital, Thompson Hine, LLP. also in San Francisco, California and Missoula, Montana. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Ohio, Michigan, New York and Washington.


He received the Hudson Valley Art Association Award from the Pastel Society Of America, the William Grauer Award in Studio Art from Case Western Reserve University and Best of Show at the Fairmount Center for the Arts in 2007 and 2019. He is a member of the Cleveland Art Association, Murray Hill Life Drawing Group and The Pretentious Cleveland Portrait Artists.


John lives in Mentor, Ohio.