John Briggs is an exceptionable painter, not only demonstrating great technical skill, but also possessed of an inquiring intellect that imbues his work often challenging ideas. His work over the past forty years can be described as representational figurative. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, such as the Pollack-Krasner Fellowship, the DuPont Foundation Purchase Award, the Art Patron Art Award (nominated by Joseph Hirshhorn), two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and two Individual Artist Fellowships from the State of Florida. His work is in many private, corporate and public collections such as Joseph Hirshhorn's private collection, New York Times, Tropicana Corporation, the Polk Museum of Art, the Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale and numerous banks and State of Florida government buildings.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website