Green Bay Packers Painting For Lambeau Field Art Collection

About the Green Bay Packers Art Colletion

The painting of a Green Bay Packers football play, in this case a sweep against the Rams,  was created by sports artist John Robertson for the remodel of the suites area of Lambeau Field, the football stadium for the Green Bay Packers.
The new remodel of the suites and club level using art was installed in July 2017.   The painting is approximately 5 feet by 8 feet, acrylic on stretched canvas.  The rest of Jopn Robertson’s sports  artwork (eight pieces) is displayed on the suite and club levels of Lambeau Field, which means it is not available to other fans on a regular basis.

It was a very special night with my wife a few months ago at the Green Bay Packers Art Collection opening at Lambeau Field.  Great celebration and opportunity to tour the stadium and see the eight pieces installed. The enthusiasm and warmth of all the Packer fans involved, from everyone working the event to president of the organization, Mark Murphy, was extraordinary!

For those of you who have not visited Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, I highly recommend a visit.  First of all, Green Bay is an enthusiastic town for football.  Everywhere there are references to the Packers: restaurants, bars, clubs, businesses all interested in the great game of Packers football.  The stadium itself is just beautiful with a retro look that gives it the feel of old time football.  It has been around for 61 years and yet they maintain it with great care making it a truly fabulous place to watch a game.  In 1999 Sports Illustrated named it as one of the top 10 places to watch a sporting event.  And I can’t imagine it not being still considered one of the best places to see a football game.  I did have an opportunity to see a game a number of years ago which is one of my great memories of seeing a sporting event.  They run tours of the stadium which you will see the history in the art displayed throughout the venue. 

Original sports paintings are available from my studio or on commission.

Acme Packers Sports Painting Green Bay Packers Art

About the Acme Packers Art

 The painting of an Acme Packer (later to become the Green Bay Packers) was created by sports artist John Robertson for the remodel of the suites area of Lambeau Field, the football stadium for the Green Bay Packers.  The new remodel of the suites and club level using art was installed in Green Bay.  The rest of my artwork (eight pieces) is displayed on the suite and club levels of Lambeau Field, which means it is not available to other fans on a regular basis.
July, 2017.   The painting is approximately 4 feet by 7 feet, acrylic on stretched canvas.  Although the Acme Packers never played a game in the snow it seemed appropriate to the player in the snow because of the well known winters of

 About the Acme Packer football team

 The Acme Packers was one of the Packers name before they became the Green Bay Packers.  In 1919 and 1920 there was a packing company where Curly Lambeau was working named Indian Packing. Curly was a player and coach and first coach of the, soon to become, Green Bay Packers professional football team.   The Indian Packing company was bought out by a Chicago packing company called Acme Packing and the two companies became one.  The Indian Packers had the football team and Acme changed the name to the Acme Packers.  As the team was not actually owned by Acme Packing but by a couple of the executives of the packing company.  Through a variety of financial changes the team was eventually (in a couple of years) named the Green Bay Packers and became part of the NFL.  Curly Lambeau was the head coach of the Packers from 1920 to 1949.

Original sports paintings are available from my studio or on commission.


Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers Quarterback art

About Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Painting

Football season is upon us and, as far as I am concerned, Aaron Rogers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers is as good a representative as anyone for NFL football.  This painting of Roger is
approximately 4 feet by 6 feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas.  Although I have done a number of paintings (eight to be exact) for the new Green Bay Packers Lumbeau Field Stadium expansion this is not one of them.

If you are reading this when it was posted I was actually in Green Bay celebrating the opening of the Llambeau Field stadium and the art created for the permanent collection of the Packers.  It is a good trip as I have spent a week in the area.  My wife has a sister living about an hour and a half away in Wisconsin, along with other members of her family.  We visit quite regularly to Wisconsin and love it there.  Obviously everyone is rabid fans of the Green Bay Packers and of Aaron Rogers.

My Last Visit to Green Bay Lumbeau Field

It will have been almost fifty years since I was in Green Bay.  At that time I went with my best friend from high school to visit his family.  We spent two weeks there and went every day to the Packers practice field to watch the workout and actually sit on the bench with the players.  This is why the Packers have been one of my favorite teams. I got to speak with Fuzzy Thurston, Jerry Kramer, Ray Nitschke, , Jim Taylor and the “Golden Boy” Paul Horng.  Those are the players I remember most and what started my interest with the Packers.  It was also why I was thrilled to have an opportunity to paint some of my favorite players for the packers.  Each one of them is represented one way or another in the paintings that will be on permanent display at Laubeau Field.  As a sports artist I can’t think of anything much more rewarding than painting your favorite players and team in any sport and have them displayed in Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers Jim Taylor running back Sports football art

Green Bay Packers Commission

 I have had the privilege to paint art for another NFL football stadium, Lambeau Field, the stadium for the Green Bay Packers, one of the oldest franchises in the NFL. Eight of my paintings in their permanent art collection adorn different sections of the suites and club levels of Lambeau Field inGreen Bay Wisconsin.  I have also have works or art in the permanent collection of the NFL’s Levi Stadium, home of the San Francisco Forty Niners and the US Bank stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, among other arena’s and ballparks.  (see bio.)

 About the Green Bay Packers Art

 I feel it is a great honor to be able to create work that celebrates the culture and history of Lambeau Field, one of the great stadiums to watch a football game in.  Using canvas, acrylic and other materials such as maps and old newsprint with the images I painted specific players along with a series of old football posters.   I was given great freedom to paint what I wanted.  As my favorite era of the Green Bay Packers was the sixties I created half of the paintings from that period. 

Why I am a fan of Green Bay Packers 

The reason I am such a fan of the Packers is that during the sixties I had a good friend whose family was from Green Bay, Wisconsin.  We spent a couple of weeks in Green Bay, and went to their practice field every day.  What was so great about those days was that one could sit on the practice field, on the bench, with the players and actually talk with them.  Can you imagine sitting next to your football idols?  My favorite of all times was Ray Nitschke the absolutely best linebacker off all time. Yup. Sat next to him and talked.  Fuzzy Thurston, the great lineman, Jim Taylor, Paul W. Horning, (the golden boy) Jerry Kramer, etc. 


Original paintings are featured in several areas on Lambeau Field's Associated Bank Club Level. It includes rarely seen historical photographs provided by the Press-Gazette and art obtained from nineteen artists through the sports consulting firm, Sports & The Arts.

The sports art by sports artist John Robertson is of JimTaylor, running back is six feet by eight feet, acrylic on canvas.


Art Show for the Super Bowl Artist John Robertson

The Acme Packers, Green Bay
 Packers, painting is 4 feet by 7 1/2 feet,
 acrylic on unstretched canvas.
  (No stretcher bars or frames).

 ART OF THE NFL

This is another one of my paintings that is in the Celebration of Super Bowl 50, a group Super Bowl Art Show (with three large-scale football paintings)

Early on in their history (in 1919) , the founders of the Green Bay Packers got money for their uniforms from the Indian Packing Company, a business specializing in canned meat. Even after the company was bought by another meat processor the Acme Packing Company they kept the Packers name and called the team the Acme Packers.  Though the original sponsor of the team was the Indian Packing Company, it was under Acme that the team joined the American Professional Football Association (soon to be the NFL) in 1921

The Acme Packers, Green Bay Packers, painting is 4 feet b y 7 1/2 feet, acrylic on unstretched canvas.  (No stretcher bars or frames.

The Super Bowl is being held in the San Francisco 49er's Levi Stadium this year which is right down the road from the gallery.

JCO'S Place - Fine Art  Los Gatos
45 North Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030


The show is up from Jan 12 - Feb 7