John Zerr is a native of Corpus Christi, born in 1929. He attended local schools and graduated in 1950 from Texas A&M University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. His work includes watercolor landscapes of the Coastal Bend, Padre and Mustang Islands, Colorado, Costa Rica, Panama and Europe. He currently resides in Corpus Christi with his wife Jan. They have one son, Martin Zerr.