John Bommer Murphy II


John Bommer Murphy II was an American artist who created vibrant semi-abstract expressionistic paintings and collages. A graduate of Yale University and the University of California Santa Barbara, Murphy passed away at the age of 29.

In his UCSB days, Murphy, aka John Bommer or VIBGYOR, was a teaching assistant in both art studios and film studies. He was the art director of a film student magazine, Focus. In the years prior to his death, the prolific artist's works were in international exhibitions in Japan and elsewhere.

This tribute page was created by Visual AIDS.

This artist’s work is also represented on The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS website,