John Cederquist

John Cederquist (b. 1946) is a woodworker in San Juan Capistrano, CA, who references traditional forms but uses surface painting to create illusionistic effects. Because his surface painting explores perspective and depth, his works appears to be 3-dimensional.

His imagery is heavily influenced by contemporary culture: comic strips, television, advertising, and other graphic imagery as well as traditional Japanese woodblock prints. He received his BA and MA from California State University, Long Beach. His work can be found in the Museum of Arts and Design, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Mint Museum of Craft and Design, among others.