2020’S BEST NAÏVE ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

RICHARD HASKINS, PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI, SHU YU, IBAN VAN DER ZEYP, GREG SUPPLE, SHAHIDA SHAYGAN, NPRIMA

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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 USA, Italy, China, Belgium, Afghanistan and Russia.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Richard Haskins

Drawing on the people and events of my childhood primarily, my art is a mix of memories and imagination. This era has been my primary source of inspiration and has allowed me to return to a time when things were much simpler. A look back that generates new curiosity in viewers of all ages. Faceless people spring to life in colorful paint, each piece is a world inhabited by my favorite icons and motifs, Children, Animals, Fishing, the Great Outdoors, and New England. My goal is to create something unique yet familiar in a way that resists taking life to seriously.​

I am a self taught Artist born on April 4, 1962 in Tacoma Washington and currently reside in North Adams, Massachusetts. My Acrylic paintings depict everyday life as seen through my minds eye. Whether a childhood memory or a current event, my paintings are unique yet familiar to the viewer.

I answered my first Juried call for New England Artist in 2014 and was one of 24 artist selected by Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator of the Boston University Art Gallery, for a show in Cambridge MA. My paintings have since been exhibited in New York City, Boston and several other galleries in Massachusetts. www.haskinsoriginals.com

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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 27. NAÏVE ART — OTHER

1ST PLACE RICHARD HASKINS USA www.haskinsoriginals.com “Days Gone By” 30x48" Acrylic on canvas.

2ND PLACE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “Luna Piena” 80x40cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “La Mia Elba” 80x40cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “Quarantena” 40x20cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE SHU YU CHINA https://www.instagram.com/rambow7d/ “Ah Ah Ah” 160cmX150cm Digital painting.

4TH PLACE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “Eden” 60x60cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE IBAN VAN DER ZEYP BELGIUM www.facebook.com/iban.curvisme “L’automne (Autumn)” 95x120cm Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE GREG SUPPLE USA supplelaw@aol.com
“Perkins Cove” 22x16" Watercolor on paper.

6TH PLACE — TIE SHAHIDA SHAYGAN AFGHANISTAN shaygan.art20@gmail.com “The Old And The New” 25x35cm Ink, watercolor, on Vasli paper.

6TH PLACE — TIE NPRIMA RUSSIA www.infinityofart.com
“Dance For The Bottle-nose Dolphin” 50x70cm Acrylic on canvas.

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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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Written by

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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