John Stockton DeMartelly
Born in Philadelphia, John Stockton DeMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Academia delle Belle Arte in Florence, Italy and at the Royal College of Art in London. At the Royal Academy, DeMartelly studied with Malcolm Osborne and Robert Austin.
DeMartelly taught at the Kansas City Art Institute where he befriended Thomas Hart Benton. Like Benton, DeMartelly tapped into the American rural scene for his regionalist subject matter. Twelve of his regionalist lithographs were published by Associated American Artists. He later served as the longtime Artist-in-Residence at Michigan State University.