John Gould had a long career in art, both as artist and art instructor. He was also well- known as a lecturer on art, particularly oriental painting.
In 1957, he established the Bethlehem Art Gallery and Art School located near Newburgh, New York. He was born in Worcester, Mass,, studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and later instructed at Pratt for 22 years. He was a prominent illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post for more than eight years and an illustrator for many national corporations.
In the world of fine arts, he was a successful painter. His oil paintings and watercolors are in many private collections. For subject matter, he was partial to historical subjects.