John Severson Presents

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Drew Kampion presents us with John Seversons lifestory, peppered with sketchbook assemblages which preview his most popular art works. This in-depth piece provides us with an opportunity to understand the roots of today’s surf scene, in particular the surf-art niche. As Pezman notes “his stylish treatments lifted surfing above the low-brow mass market hype to a more artful place.”