John Sibley

Born in Chicago John H.Sibley is an accomplished artist and author.

Art and music have always been a part of his life. Sibley grew up in a household listening to his father play the boogie-woogie on his Steinway Grand Piano. He credits his cousin, Levi, who is now blind for mentoring him in art.

Sibley is a 1994 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine arts Degree. He resides in Chicago/Aurora and has two daughters and a son.

Sibley is a 2007 American Sports Artist Nominee. His paintings are owned by former Chicago Bull John Salley, NFL icon, Walter Payton, Mike Tyson, Revey Sorey, Author Manik D. Dover and Chicago Mayor, Richard J. Daley.

Being and Homelessness: Notes from an Underground Artist was published in January 2012 by Wordsworth Greenwich Press. The book is a memoir about his six months as a homeless artist in Chicago years ago. You can read reviews at and Barnes and Noble. His sci-fi novel Bodyslick—for which he created 52 illustrations was published in 2008 by Vibe/Kensington in New York.

Sibley has appeared on WGN-Channel 9 in Chicago with Dan Roan,ABC with Jim Rose,WNUA with jazz icon Ramsey Lewis and was a courtroom artist for CNN covering the FLN trial.