World’s Best Celebrity Portraits Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: CHASOV, SAFINA, DÉVAI, AGBODRA, RAUL ART, KENNEDY, MANCUSO, BATULINA, SCHMITT, OLSON, JIA & CANTOR / 2021 AMERICAN ART AWARDS

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.

America’s Best Galleries & Museums scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

Winners in Category 31 are from RUSSIA, HUNGARY, GHANA, ROMÂNIA, ENGLAND, ITALY, GERMANY, USA & CHINA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Elmira Safinavisual artist, lives and works in Moscow. Elmira received an academic art education, but she actively uses contemporary technologies.

In her practice, she mainly works with painting and 3D objects, freely experimenting with her cultural background.

Key topics of interest for Elmira Safina are contemporary environment, cross-cultural contexts, specificity of female mindset and experience.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Youri Alexander Chasov (Russia) Born 18.03.1951.Tallinn,Estonia. In Art since 1972.From realism to suprematism, to your own style. Winner of 36 awards Art Competitions in USA, Russia, France, Italy, Estonia.

Participant of more than 470 exhibitions in the USA and Europe… Drew more than 4700 pictures. Studied at the Russian Academy of Arts, Florence, Italy…

Follow nature and energy perception.

The artist’s paintings are located in 18 countries of the world. Youri Chasov currently a independent artist: painting, digital painting, design, restoration, calligrapher, teacher, musician… http://www.saathiart.com/chasoffart

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 31. PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE FAMOUS

1st Place-Tie YOURI CHASOV RUSSIA chasoffart@gmail.com
“L. Tolstoy 1” 11x14" Digital painting on paper.

1st Place-Tie ELMIRA SAFINA RUSSIA safelmira261@mail.ru
“Asap Rocky Babushka” 100x80cm Oil on canvas.

1st Place-TieALEX DÉVAI HUNGARY https://www.facebook.com/artgrafik.devai/ alexanderdevai@gmail.com “Mr. Miles Davis” 33x48cm Pencil on paper.

2nd Place-Tie PRINCE AGBODRA GHANA https://www.facebook.com/Worlanyo-ART-112553473480705
“Philip Glass” 42x54cm Charcoal pencil on Swarthmore.

3rd Place-Tie ALEX DÉVAI HUNGARY https://www.facebook.com/artgrafik.devai/ “Mr. Keith Richards” 48x33cm Colored pencil.

3rd Place-Tie YOURI CHASOV RUSSIA chasoffart@gmail.com
“Picasso 7” 14x14" Digital painting on paper.

4th Place-Tie RAUL ART ROMÂNIA 11.7x16.5" https://www.instagram.com/raul_uk08/ “Dwayne Johnson” Graphite pencil.

4th Place-Tie SEAN KENNEDY ENGLAND Sean.11.12.83@gmail.com
“Kobe” 16.5x11.75” Graphite on Bristol board paper.

5th Place-Tie LUCIANO MANCUSO ITALY www.facebook.com/luciano.mancuso.376 “I Have A Dream .. Philippe Daverio” 50x60cm Acrylic.

5th Place-Tie MAYYA BATULINA RUSSIA https://instagram.com/mia_artlab “Homage To Marilyn Monroe” 24×24" Acrylic.

6th Place-Tie SILVIA SCHMITT GERMANY www.Topenga-Art.com “Ralf Moeller” 21x29.7cm Pencil on board.

6th Place-Tie TAWNY ROCHELLE OLSON USA tawnyolson11@gmail.com “John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara” 1536x2048px Adobe Sketch on Apple iPad Pro11.

6th Place-Tie TONY JIA CHINA jiadb123@outlook.com
“Elon’s World” 40x55cm Pen and marker on paper.

6th Place-Tie AYDEN CANTOR USA Gawnfshing@aol.com
“Brilliance: E = mc2” 8x10" Oil on canvas.

Click below to see the relaxing hour-long movie revealing 2021’s hundreds of winning artworks:

Artworks from 59 countries won among the 50 categories: paintings, drawings, photography, digital and sculpture. (Americans won more because Americans entered more since the competition is better known here.)

Number of winners per country: Argentina 1, Australia 12, Belarus 2, Belgium 2, Brazil 3, Bulgaria 2, Canada 30, China 85, Croatia 2, Cyprus 1, Denmark 2, England 2, Finland 1, France 7, Georgia 3, Germany 18, Ghana 1, Greece 3, Hungary 2, Japan 1, India 10, Iran 1, Ireland 1, Israel 1, Italy 14, Kazakhstan 1, Kuwait 2, Latvia 6, Lithuania 27, Macedonia 5, Malaysia 2, Mexico 2, Moldova 1, Morocco 1, Netherlands 3, New Zealand 1, Nigeria 8, Norway 1, Oman 1, Pakistan 1, Philippines 5, Poland 8, Republic Of Korea 12, Romania 2, Russia 45, Serbia 1, South Africa 8, Spain 11, Sweden 3, Taiwan 7, Thailand 1, Turkey 3, Uganda 1, UK 10, Ukraine 5, USA 264, Uzbekistan 1, Zambia 1, Zimbabwe 2.

ART COLLECTORS: all winning images and corresponding contact info of all the artists will soon be uploaded to this page:

This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Revolver Gallery

BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN FLORIDA: Art Fusion Galleries

BEST IN HAWAII: Sunshine Arts

BEST IN ILLINOIS: Trickster Cultural Center

BEST IN IOWA: Moberg Gallery

BEST IN KANSAS: Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

BEST IN KENTUCKY: E&S Gallery

BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Sculptors Gallery

BEST IN MISSOURI: Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN MONTANA: Dana Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEVADA: Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum

BEST IN NEW JERSEY: Evalyn Dunn Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK: LIK SOHO

BEST IN NEW MEXICO: GF Contemporary

BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA: The Arts Council of Fayetteville| Cumberland County

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN TENNESSEE: Stanford Fine Art

BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5

BEST IN WASHINGTON: Maryhill Museum of Art

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg Art Center

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