John Geis received his Fine Arts Degree from The University of Dayton with additional training in sculpture at the Dayton Art Institute. Mr Geis studied with the renowned artist H. Richard Black (a student of N.C. Wyeth and a famed illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post), and notable Ohio Valley regional artists such as Bernard Progman, sculptor/smith Louis Weber and the late Gordon Richardson. After founding the art department at Loyola Academy Wilmette, Il, Mr. Geis worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for several Chicago based magazines and did retail illustration for Marshall Fields in Chicago. Credits in the fine arts include; selection ad publication in graphics competitions and selection for Norris Gallery’s juried watercolor shows.

An accomplished watercolorist, Mr. Geis has also worked on three dimensional architectural projects, the most well-known being the lobby of The Carbon and Carbide Building (South Water Street, Chicago).
He also received accolades from within the Chicago graphic arts community when elected to the Revere Graphics Annual Artist Publication and Awards Program.