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
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2020-winning-art/
CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 34. REALISM — HUMAN
1ST PLACE-TIE LIBING MU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Time Goes By” 50x50cm Oil.
1ST PLACE-TIE JING AN CHINA email@example.com
“Ruyi” 80x60cm Oil on linen.
2ND PLACE-TIE JIANWEI WU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Old Teacher” 60X50cm Oil on linen.
4TH PLACE-TIE XIAOWEI LIU CHINA email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Old Man In A Plaid Shirt” 15x22" Mixed media.
6TH PLACE-TIE SAORI TAKAHASHI USA email@example.com
“Pride and Glamour” 16x20” Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE-TIE YUQUAN LIU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Faint Aroma №1” 120x80cm Oil on linen.
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/
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:
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
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