Art Brokerage: John Bageris American Artist: B. 1924 - . John Bageris has become one of the premier abstract artists of this century. Bageris earned a BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Wayne University. John Bageris also spent time studying at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich, Germany. Bageris has had his work exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Art, Werbe Gallery in Detroit, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian Institute. Listings wanted.