Born: Springville, New York
Born in Springville, New York, John Rummell was a painter of landscapes and portraits as well as a printmaker who practiced in Buffalo and Western New York. He studied with John Carlson, Frank Vincent DuMond, George Bridgman, and Carl Ahrens. In 1901, he co-authored a book on aesthetic beliefs with E. M. Berlin titled Aims and Ideals of Representative American Painters. He exhibited at the Buffalo Society of Artists, where he won prizes and honorable mentions during the 1920s-30s, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and museums and galleries around New York State in cities such as Rochester, Elmira, Binghamton, and Syracuse. As a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, he served as treasurer and financial secretary for three years and vice president for one year. He was also a member of the American Artists Professional League. Along with Alexis Fournier, he was one of Buffalo’s leading landscape painters in the 1920s.