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Julian St John

Remembering Artist Julian St. John, 24, With New Details on His Life, Death and Poetry

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.09.2015 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

"Rest, rest, perturbed spirit," says Hamlet to the ghost of his father. I could not help but think of that line when I heard that Julian St. John, a gifted artist and poet, who suffered from schizophrenia, had passed away on Nov. 23, roughly two weeks shy of his 25th birthday.

Obama Needs to Roll Boulder for Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

On Friday I attended an exhibit opening for a young artist who has schizophrenia. If only President Obama could have attended, because events like these would go a long way toward decreasing the stigma surrounding those with mental illness.

Julian St. John: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

Artist Julian St. John has been knocked around by schizophrenia, homelessness and addiction, but he is still standing and is ready to impress the art world at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach.