2020’S BEST CELEBRITY PORTRAIT ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

MARIA BENDARSKAYA, KERRY WALKER, DAN PYLE, TANYA FILICHKIN, MAYOR OLAJIDE, DAVID AIAZZI, YOURI CHASOV, ZHOU YANG, BOJAN GURBAJ, KIGEMUZI MERVYN BALIKUDDEMBE, WILLIAM ROWAN

BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER, MARIA BENDARSKAYA:

I am 28 years old and I was born in Prokhladny at Kabardino-Balkarian republic, Russia.

CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 31. PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE FAMOUS

1ST PLACE-TIE MARIA BENDARSKAYA RUSSIA www.instagram.com/bendarrit “Portrait Of Gandalf (Ian McKellen)” Digital.

1ST PLACE-TIE KERRY WALKER USA kerrys.custom.artistry@gmail.com
“Thoughtful John” 14x17" Graphite pencil 8b, Staedtler mechanical pencil, tombow mono zero eraser, blending stump.

2ND PLACE DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/
“A Kiss On The Cheek (Audrey Hepburn & William Holden)” 21x28" Charcoal on illustration board.

3RD PLACE TANYA FILICHKIN USA https://tanyafilichkin.artspan.com/ “First Among Equals Second To None The Last Of The Best — Portrait of the Legend BOB DYLAN” 20x20” Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE MAYOR OLAJIDE NIGERIA https://www.facebook.com/mayor.olajide.98 “President Donald Trump” 48x72" Charcoal on Strathmore Bristol paper.

4TH PLACE-TIE DAVID AIAZZI USA www.daiart.org “Robin Williams” 30x24” Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE YOURI CHASOV RUSSIA http://yourichasoffart.carbonmade.com “E.Grieg-6” 30x30" Digital painting on paper.

5TH PLACE-TIE ZHOU YANG CHINA 282870832@qq.com
“Culture Moistens Things Silently” 30x30cm Oil on board.

5TH PLACE-TIE BOJAN GURBAJ NETHERLANDS www.bojangurbaj.com “Homage To Nikola Tesla” 40x50cm Oil on linen.

6TH PLACE-TIE KIGEMUZI MERVYN BALIKUDDEMBE UGANDA http://mervynkbart.blogspot.com/ “Justin Bieber” 17×24" Charcoal pencil on paper.

6TH PLACE-TIE WILLIAM ROWAN SPAIN www.william-rowan.com “Live, Work, Pose (Pose Series Netflix)” 90x120cm” Acrylic on canvas.

American Art Awards 25 Best Galleries & Museums for 2020, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on this year’s art submissions:

Arizona / EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART

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