World’s Best Acrylic Painters / SHUAI, HALEY, PRUYS, KUMAH, AYODEJI, IRWIN & LIEBENOW / 2024 WORLD ART AWARDS

Thom Bierdz
5 min readJun 25, 2024

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Artists from 61 countries competed in the 2024 WORLD ART AWARDS where 20 of the most revered galleries in the world were sent online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography. The 300+ winning works, 1st to 6th Place (and ties) in all 50 categories, will be revealed in this column one category at a time, and also an upcoming movie.

The WINNERS in CATEGORY 2. ACRYLIC — FIGURE represent CHINA, USA, CANADA, GHANA, NIGERIA & GERMANY.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Han Shuai

Graduated from the Art Department of East China Normal University in 1993.

Founded and operated POLISH Design Studio from 1994 to 2009.

Began working as a freelance artist in 2010.

My works are collected by the U.S. Consulate General in China, U.S., U.K., Taiwan, China and other institutions and individuals.

I have been a member of the Portrait Society of America since 2017.

https://www.clatia.com/artist/index/225-1

ART COLLECTORS — CONTACT THE WINNERS HERE:

CATEGORY 2. ACRYLIC — FIGURE

1st Place HAN SHUAI CHINA https://www.clatia.com/artist/index/225-1 “A Happy Childhood” 180x120cm Acrylic.

1st Place HAN SHUAI CHINA https://www.clatia.com/artist/index/225-1 “Look In All Directions” 81x60cm Acrylic.

2nd Place — Tie DAVID HALEY USA www.facebook.com/DavidHaley.Art/ “After The Storm” 18x24” Acrylic on canvas.

2nd Place — Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA https://artbycher.ca “Cowgirl” 10x10” Acrylic on paper.

3rd Place — Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA https://artbycher.ca
“My Little Pony” 8x9” Acrylic on paper.

3rd Place — Tie SAMUEL OSEIGYEI KUMAH GHANA 36x48” samueloseigyei@gmail.com “Innocence Insight” Acrylic on canvas.

4th Place — Tie OBADIPE AYODEJI NIGERIA obadipeayodeji@gmail.com
“Expectant” 60x80cm Acrylic on canvas.

4th Place — Tie DAVID HALEY USA www.facebook.com/DavidHaley.Art/ “Twilight On The Prairie” 36x24” Acrylic on canvas.

5th Place — Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA https://artbycher.ca
“Radiance” 11x8” Acrylic on paper.

5th Place — Tie HAN SHUAI CHINA 120x120cm Acrylic.
https://www.clatia.com/artist/index/225-1 “The Man And The Old Dog”

6th Place — Tie LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com “This Is Me” 14x11” Acrylic on birch panel.

6th Place — Tie PEGGY LIEBENOW GERMANY www.peggy-liebenow.de “Dreamy Beauty” 80x60cm Acrylic on canvas.

Art collectors can see hundreds of winning images and contact info to all 50 CATEGORIES of winning artworks:

In 2024, WORLD ART AWARDS had submissions from these 61 countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Denmark, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, UK, Ukraine, USA, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia.

The World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2024 who were asked to score art: (in alphabetical order by country):

Best in Australia: Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Best in Chile: Isabel Aninat Gallery

Best in Columbia: Beatriz Esguerra Art

Best in Czech Republic: Knupp Gallery

Best in Georgia: UGallery

Best in Israel: Corridor Contemporary

Best in Japan: Nanzuka Underground

Best in Latvia: Galerija Romas Darzs

Best in Malaysia: Gallery des Artistes / Gallery@Tropicana

Best in Morocco: Comptoir des Mines Galerie

Best in Myanmar: New Treasure Art Gallery

Best in Portugal: Underdogs

Best in Taiwan: 1839 Contemporary Gallery

Best in United Kingdom: Miart Gallery London

Best in USA / Alabama: Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Best in USA / Arizona: Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

Best in USA / Iowa: Moberg Gallery

Best in USA / Nebraska: Kiechel Fine Art

Best in USA / South Dakota: South Dakota Art Museum

Best in USA / Utah: Ogden Contemporary Arts

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Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.