John Laub (1947 - 2005) was born in Philadelphia. He studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He received his MFA in graphic design from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). He moved to New York City in 1984 and is represented by Fischbach Gallery, now in Chelsea.
Laub would often begin to sketch or paint outdoors, but then complete his paintings in the studio, sometimes referring to drawings and photographs.