John Mulcahy was born in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1931. He studied at the St. Botolph Art School in Boston and with Arthur Stafford, a noted Gloucester and Boston artist. He moved to Cape Cod in the 1960s where he established the John Mulcahy Art Studio in Wellfleet in 1966. Mulcahy was one of the grandfathers of the Outer Cape tradition of modern painting in the tradition of Motherwell and Hensche. He had a unique style, blending Abstract Expressionism and Impressionism. He also painted in Maine on Monhegan Island and Mount Desert Island. Mulcahy was a member of the Provincetown Art Association. His work received acceptance and awards to numerous juried competitions, including the Worcester Museum National Juried Exhibit, Duxbury Museum, Springfield Museum Exhibit, Attleboro Museum, Plymouth Guild of Artists Juried Exhibit, and Cape Cod Art Association members show. Mulcahy’s works are held in private collections across the country and are in the permanent collections of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art and State Department Collection of Regional American Artists in Washington, DC.