WORLD’S BEST FIGURE REALISTS: CHUNYU, FEI, ZHOU, LIS, MACGILLIVRAY, CUERVO, ARNOLD & CAÑAS

Human figure realism painters from China, Poland, Canada, USA, Germany and El Salvador win Category 34 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

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BAI CHUNYU. Born in 1984 in Langfang City, Hebei Province. Contracted artist of Hong Kong Baoqutang. Contemporary Art Museum in 2008–2013. Awarded National Art Foundation in 2015.
Director of Langfang Kaiming Painting Institute.

2018, “Leisure” “The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening up Hebei Art Exhibition” Excellence Award and Collection (Hebei Art Museum)

2017, “Drawing Life №2” 2017 American Oil & Acrylic Painting Association Autumn International Online Competition and awarded Excellence Award
2017 “Lucky Days “ participated in the “Hebei Province Youth Art Exhibition” and got Excellence Award and Collection (Hebei Art Museum)
In 2017, “The Opera “ participated in the “The 4th “ Left West right east “ Sino-US Excellent Art Exhibition” (Lujiazui Shanghai Center)

2016 “Theatrical” participated in the “2016E Jinghua Artists Exhibition” (Beijing Times Art Museum)

2015 ¡°Inheritance Series¡± series of paintings won the ¡°2015 National Art Fund¡±
In 2015, “Stance” participated in the “Taishan Respect — National Chinese Painting Oil Painting Exhibition” and was selected and collected (Taian Art Museum)

2014 “ Stance Series” participated in the “Volunteer Zhongyuan — Wutuwu Oil Painting Invitational Exhibition” (Shandong Art Museum)

In 2013, “ Drawing Life “ participated in the “2013 National Oil Painting Exhibition” and won the Excellence Award and Collection (Shanghai Zhonghua Art Palace)

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CATEGORY 34. REALISM — HUMAN

1ST PLACE BAI CHUNYU CHINA baichunyu1984@163.com “Spring Is Coming To Autumn” 80x80cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE GAO FEI CHINA 243273634@qq.com “One Of The States” 40x50cm Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE HUI ZHOU CHINA https://www.artistzhouhui.com “Hundred-Year-Old Man” 22x31" Pencil.

4TH PLACE-TIE ALEKSANDRA LIS POLAND http://www.olalis.netgallery.eu/ “Touch #2” 32x32″ Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA semacgillivray@gmail.com “The Other Side Of The Lake” 24x30” Acrylic.

5TH PLACE-TIE LEONARDO CUERVO USA www.leonardocuervo.com “Portrait III” 7.5x6.5" Resin oil on paper on board.

5TH PLACE-TIE KERSTIN ARNOLD GERMANY www.kerstin-arnold.com “Different Voices” 70x100cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE HUI ZHOU CHINA https://www.artistzhouhui.com “Professor Chen” 11x15" Pencil on paper.

6TH PLACE ANTONIO CAÑAS EL SALVADOR https://antoniocanas79.blogspot.com/ “Adam And Eve / Reinterpretation Of The Work Of Jan Mabuse” 145x195cm Oil, canvas.

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

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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