Art Brokerage: John Harvey McCracken American Artist: b. 1934-2011. John Harvey McCracken (December 9, 1934 - April 8, 2011) was a contemporary artist who lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York. After graduating from high school, McCracken served in the Navy for four years before enrolling in the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, earning a B.F.A. in 1962 and completing most of the work for an M.F.A. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.