As a cofounder of St. Louis’s beloved Forsyth Gallery, John O’Hara knows a thing or two about contemporary art and design. A must-visit space for everything from Mid-century pieces to natural hides alike, Forsyth has long been known for its curation of every element of an interior, expertly weaving chic furniture with paintings, sculpture, and richly textured rugs. But it wasn’t until the gallery’s showing at the AD Design Show in 2018 that O’Hara found himself recast in an entirely new role: as a contemporary artist himself.


Just a few years later, O’Hara’s large-scale works are highly sought after by collectors and designers alike. Three of his Tar paintings were selected by Michael Kors for his London flagship, while his Brands on Yellow hangs in the lounge of New Orleans’s chic Maison de Luz hotel. Read on to learn more about how O’Hara got his big (and unexpected) break, and why bigger is always better when it comes to paintings. And be sure to shop a collection of his pieces, exclusive to Chairish, for a limited time only. Read More Here.