2020’S BEST HUMAN FIGURE REALISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

LIBING MU, JING AN, JIANWEI WU, EDI MATSUMOTO, ARUNAS VILKEVICIUS, GANG DAI, XIAOWEI LIU, LINDA IRWIN, QIYUE LIAO, SAORI TAKAHASHI, YUQUAN LIU

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Painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists from 62 countries competed in the most prestigious online art call, AMERICAN ART AWARDS, https://www.americanartawards.com/, where America’s 25 best galleries and museums score art in 50 categories. In this column, I’ll reveal the world’s best contemporary artists of 2020 one category at a time.

Winners in this category are from China, USA, Lithuania and Canada.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: LIBING MU

Male, live in Beijing, China, Exhibition curator and interior designer, Member of Beijing Artists Association.

Awards for participating in American paintings (past two years):

“Excellence Award” in National Oil&Acrylic Painter’s Society, Online International Exhibit Spring2020.

“3rd Place” in Contemporary Art Room Online Gallery, Portrait Art Exhibition 2020.

“5th Place” in 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

Accepted into the 2019 Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition.

“Accepted artist” in National Oil&Acrylic Painter’s Society, Online International Exhibit fall 2019.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: JING AN

Female, Beijing painter, successively studied at Capital Normal University, Oil Painting Academy of China Academy of Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, now member of Chinese Oil Painting Society, member of Beijing Artists Association, distinguished professor of China University of Petroleum, honorary professor of Ukraine National Academy of Fine Arts , Director of Sino-Russian Oil Painting Association and Specially-appointed painter of Chinese Famous Painting Academy.

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Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, then in autumn these revered art institutions vote on online art to decide the world’s best contemporary artists.

Last month America’s 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 62 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

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COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2020-winning-art/

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Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 34. REALISM — HUMAN

1ST PLACE-TIE LIBING MU CHINA 932087574@qq.com
“Time Goes By” 50x50cm Oil.

1ST PLACE-TIE JING AN CHINA anjing_111@126.com
“Ruyi” 80x60cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE-TIE JIANWEI WU CHINA 736455889@qq.com
“Mom’s Comb” 150x106cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE-TIE EDI MATSUMOTO USA https://www.edimatsumoto.com “Survivor 2020” 30x40" Oil on canvas.’’

3RD PLACE-TIE JING AN CHINA anjing_111@126.com
“Lan Qing” 80x60cm Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE-TIE ARUNAS VILKEVICIUS LITHUANIA www.arunasvilkevicius.com “A Glimpse From The Depths…” 56x38cm Watercolor on paper.

4TH PLACE-TIE GANG DAI CHINA daigangart@126.com
“Old Teacher” 60X50cm Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE-TIE XIAOWEI LIU CHINA 376818795@qq.com
“Side Face” 30x40cm Oil on linen.

5TH PLACE & MASTERPIECE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.calgarysketchclub.com/artists/irwin/index.htm “Bedouin Elder” 14x18" Acrylic.

6TH PLACE-TIE QIYUE LIAO CHINA 857547092@qq.com
“Old Man In A Plaid Shirt” 15x22" Mixed media.

6TH PLACE-TIE SAORI TAKAHASHI USA tx.nucleus@gmail.com
“Pride and Glamour” 16x20” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE YUQUAN LIU CHINA 13436812482@163.com
“Faint Aroma №1” 120x80cm Oil on linen.

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100 ARTICLES and 50 VIDEOS on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2020 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be at this link: https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2020-artists/

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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

California / CODA GALLERY

Colorado / CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM

Delaware / THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY

Florida / MAC ART GALLERIES

Georgia / WESTOBOU GALLERY

Illinois / KOMECHAK ART GALLERY

Louisiana / ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY

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Kansas / EVA REYNOLDS FINE ARTS

Maine / PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

Massachusetts / QUIDLEY & COMPANY

Missouri / KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Nebraska / KIECHEL FINE ART

New Hampshire / ROCHESTER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

New Jersey / EVALYN DUNN GALLERY

New Mexico / ANDERSON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Ohio / DAYTON ART SOLUTIONS

Oregon / ROGER YOST BAY STREET GALLERY

Philadelphia / PHILAMOCA

South Carolina / MARY MARTIN GALLERIES OF FINE ART

South Dakota / SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM

Utah / LOGAN FINE ART GALLERY

Virginia / LAZARE GALLERY

West Virginia / PARKERSBURG ART CENTER

Wisconsin / THE MADISON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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MORE INFO ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

HOW TO ENTER

OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING: www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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