Former students pay a visit

In August 2010, five of John’s former students (Jeff Greene, Joe Danciger, John Williams, Stuart Cudlitz, and Leslie Parke) pay him a visit at his Vermont home. All five are now professional artists who credit John for their early inspiration.

The event is lovingly documented by Leslie on her website and embedded below: 

It’s a gift to be Semple! (via

This weekend four of my high school classmates, Jeff Greene, Joe Danciger, John Williams, Stuart Cudlitz and I made a pilgrimage to our art teacher, the Vermont artist, John Semple, now 80 years old. He and his wife, Mallory, still live in the house they graciously invited us to when we were students…