2020’S BEST OIL PAINTERS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

FEI GAO, XUEXIAN FAN, MAX FERGUSON, XIAOWEI ZHAO, HAN YAN, XIAOWEI ZHAO, DING TAN, LINDA BESSE, SUSAN D. WATERS, TRISHA LAMBI, MICHAEL MARON

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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, starting with CATEGORY 1 — OIL — HUMAN FIGURE: winners from China, USA and Australia.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Fei Gao

Born in 1973 in the ancient city of Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia

Graduated from Bayannaoer Art College in 1994

Classic Club CLATIA Signed Artist

Member of China Minority Art Promotion Association

Member of Beijing Dongcheng Artists Association

Secretary-General of Art Committee and Jury of Art Committee of China Academy of Art

Member of Oil Painting Committee of Beijing Academy of Fine Arts

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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 1. OIL — HUMAN FIGURE

1ST PLACE FEI GAO CHINA 243273634@qq.com
“Old Man Portrait” 40x50cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE XUEXIAN FAN CHINA fanxuexian200@126.com
“The Edge Of Dreams” 60x100cm Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE-TIE MAX FERGUSON USA http://maxferguson.com/
“Time" 36x36” Oil on panel.

3RD PLACE-TIE XIAOWEI ZHAO CHINA 448344893@qq.com
“Remote Wetland” 70x90cm Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE-TIE XUEXIAN FAN CHINA fanxuexian200@126.com
“No Words” 60x80cm Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE-TIE HAN YAN CHINA 547451272@qq.com
“Ember” 50x50cm Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE-TIE XIAOWEI ZHAO CHINA 448344893@qq.com
“Blue Love” 50x70cm Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE-TIE FEI GAO CHINA 243273634@qq.com
“Uygur Women In Kashgar Old City” 60x80cm Oil on linen.

5TH PLACE-TIE DING TAN CHINA adwgjyxdv@163.com
“Andachtsblinder” 30x40cm Oil on linen.

5TH PLACE-TIE LINDA BESSE USA www.besseart.com
“The Violinist” 24x20" Oil on panel.

5TH PLACE-TIE SUSAN D. WATERS USA www.susandwaters.com
“Disconnect” 30x40” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE TRISHA LAMBI AUSTRALIA www.trishalambi.com
“Sunkissed” 90x90cm Oil on linen.

6TH PLACE-TIE MICHAEL MARON USA www.mikemaron.artspan.com
“Cleaning The Steadying Sail” 30x30" Oil 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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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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