Coburn is a Canadian artist best known for his pen & ink line drawings & bold oil on canvas paintings.

He can often be spotted working on location in big cities and for thirty years has been expressing his passion & love for New York City with exhibitions in London, New York, Toronto & Tokyo.

He exhibited on Wall Street at the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2011 at Sciame Construction, with a project titled: Healing Hearts.

Coburn is represented by Beckett Fine Art.

A few of Coburn‘s other clients include Macy’s, Britain’s GQ Magazine, Exhibitions at the New Yorker, The NHL, Saks Fifth Avenue,  as well as 4 books about NYC. Coburn also collaborates with designer Jolene Kessler on a line of lifestyle products called: 18th Street.

Hall Of Fame



“These drawings are sunshine of the mind”

                                                                                                       – George Booth





Here are a couple of photographs from John Coburn’s History






1957 HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • Fine Arts, Georgian College, Ontario, Canada
  • The Instituto, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Two years painting & drawing, Paris, London, Ireland, Morocco

  • 2013 City & Country, JOHN COBURN & JOLENE KESSLER Exhibition, Wychwood/Beckett Fine Art, Toronto
  • 2013 Hudson Bay Brochure for The Globe & Mail, Canada
  • 2012/2011 City & Country, COBURN & KESSLER Exhibition, Wychwood/Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2011 Healing Hearts, Sciame Construction, 14 Wall Street, New York, NY, USA
  • 2010  Macy's TV Commercial, NY, NY, USA
  • 2009 The Scotia Bank, Canada, Caribbean, Billboard & Web Advertising
  • 2008 Film book-Pontypool, Directed by Bruce McDonald, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007 British GQ Magazine, Monthly Wine Column
  • 2007 Coburn-The Salon Exhibition, John Steinberg and Associates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007 The Landscape, group exhibition, Beckett Fine Art Ltd, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • 2006 Paris & New York in Oakville, Beckett Fine., Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • 2006 Solo Exhibition Opening April 4th, Printemps Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006 150 Drawings & Paintings, Beckett Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 NHL Limited Edition Print, Commissioned by NHL Head Office, New York, NY
  • 2004 November 20-December 4 - Solo Exhibition, Beckett Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2004 The Balvenie Scotch Distillery Company, Scotland/New York
  • 2004 The Watercolours & Drawings Art Fair, Park Lane Hotel, London, England
  • 2004 World Trade Centre, Memorial Site Competition, New York
  • 2003 UK Presentation of ”Healing Hearts” Book, London, England
  • 2003 St. Paul’s Chapel, New York, NY, Drawings from the book, “Healing Hearts”
  • 2002/01 THE NEW YORKER GALLERY, Curator: Stanley Ledbetter, Group Show, New York, NY, USA
  • 2002 Lois and the Kid, Star TV, Drawings for animated shorts, Toronto, Canada
  • 2001 Star Television Animation Series,”Idol Chatter”, Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto
  • 2001 New York City: Paintings & Drawings, Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2001 Saatchi & Saatchi, London, England
  • 2000 The New Yorker, Corporate Gift for Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • 2000 N.H.L. Visions of Hockey, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Commission)
  • 2000 Robbie Williams Concert Tour, London, England (Silkscreen Prints)
  • 2000 Book Plate; The Ernest Lilienstein Library, Sociology Dept., York University, Canada
  • 1999 Central Park Exhibition & Book Launch, Tavern on the Green, New York, NY
  • 1998 Coburn's New York, The Madison Club, New York, N.Y.
  • 1998 Coburn's New York, Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1997 New York's 50 Best Wonderful Little Hotels, Exhibition/Book Launch, Beckett Fine Art
  • 1997 New York's 50 Best Wonderful Little Hotels, The Mansfield, NY, NY
  • 1997 Gallery Launch Exhibition, Beckett Fine Art, Toronto
  • 1996 "Crawford Shilling Coburn", Beckett Gallery, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 1995 Gallery Frazer, Toronto
  • 1995 Art 54, Soho, New York, NY., USA
  • 1993 Toller Cranston's Studio, Toronto
  • 1992 Helen Barnes Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
  • 1989 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1989 Beckett Gallery Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1988 Queen West Studios, Toronto
  • 1988 Miniature Show, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto
  • 1987 Queen West Studios, Toronto
  • 1984 National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1981 Bellair Gallery, Toronto
  • 1979 Leo Kamen, Craighurst, Ontario
  • 1978 Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

  • New York’s 100 Best Little Hotels, (3rd Edition), Universe Publishing, NY
  • Healing Hearts, A Tribute in Drawings by John Coburn, NYC, 2003
  • New York Neighbourhoods, The Globe Pequot Press, Saybrook, Connecticut, NY, USA
  • New York's 50 Best Places to Discover & Enjoy in Central Park, City & Company, NY, NY
  • Wanted Words, Jane Farrow, Stoddard Publishing, C.B.C., Toronto, Ont., Canada
  • New York's 60 Best Wonderful Little Hotels, (2nd Edition), City & Company, NY, NY

  • Givenchy, Tokyo, Japan
  • St. Paul’s Chapel Memorial Museum, in Honor of September 11th, New York, NY
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, NY, USA
  • Robbie Williams, London, UK
  • Andy Franks, 2004 Concert Tour Manager of the Year, London, UK
  • Joseph Mimran, Toronto, Canada
  • Lyndon Hunt, London, UK
  • EMI Music, London, UK
  • Robert DeNiro, Tribeca Productions, NY, USA
  • Central Park Conservancy, NY, USA
  • Allen Sperry- Manhattan Intelligence, NY, USA
  • The Toronto Star, Toronto
  • Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto
  • Amsterdam Brewery, Toronto
  • Gears Finance, NY, USA
  • Masayoshi Kato, Gifu, Japan
  • Glen Corporation, Toronto