World’s Best Oil Painters Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: HAOTIAN, GHETIU, GALICANO, MITCHELL, KUKOVEROV, KAECKER, ZACCOUR, DAI, JOHNSON, BUEV & MARON/ 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 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

Winners in this category are from CHINA, LITHUANIA, PHILIPPINES, USA, RUSSIA, GERMANY, CANADA, UK, MOLDOVA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Liu Haotian, male, PhD in Fine Arts. Born in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China in 1994, he has studied at the China Academy of Art, Beijing Academy of Painting Training Class, and Lviv National Academy of Art. He went to many European countries for study tours. Member of the Artist Committee of the Chinese Cultural Management Association, member of the American Portrait Painting Association, director of the China-Hungarian Artists Association, special painter of Wu Guanzhong Art Museum, painter of Li Keran Painting Academy Youth Painting Academy, member of Shanxi Artists Association, member of European and American Alumni Association, Beijing Painting and Calligraphy Member of the Oil Painting Committee of the Academy of Art, guest professor of calligraphy and painting at Beijing Modern Management University.

Solo exhibition

2021 Quiet Time-Liu Haotian Solo Exhibition, Cherkasy Art Museum, Ukraine

2021 Calmness · Observation-Liu Haotian Solo Exhibition, Kirovgrad Art Museum, Ukraine

In 2019, Close To The Same-Liu Haotian Solo Exhibition, 798 Common Art Center, Zero Space, Beijing

2017 Flashy Dreams-Liu Haotian Solo Exhibition, 798 Simcere Gallery, Beijing

2013 You Hua-Liu Haotian Personal Realistic Oil Painting Exhibition, Changchun

https://mobile.clatia.com//ArtGallery/ArtistIndex/209

Galicano’s piece also won the $ 1,000.00 MASTERPIECE prize for the work winning in most categories with most cumulative votes.

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 1. OIL — HUMAN FIGURE

1st Place LIU HAOTIAN CHINA $800.00 2nd Highest Score In Contest https://mobile.clatia.com//ArtGallery/ArtistIndex/209 “Sunset In The Afternoon” 89x200cm Oil on canvas.

2nd Place SERGHEI GHETIU LITHUANIA https://www.saatchiart.com/all?query=serghei%20ghetiu “Lost In The Rain” 65x80cm Oil on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie ROMULO GALICANO PHILIPPINES www.romulogalicano.com “The Sleeping Model” 35x45" Oil on canvas. (also MASTERPIECE prize)

3rd Place-Tie R.D. MITCHELL USA www.rdmitchellcollection.com 17x20” “My Father At Ninety” Oil on birch panel.

3rd Place-Tie ALEXANDER KUKOVEROV RUSSIA 60x50" https://vk.com/id341349160 mr.kukss@mail.ru “Memory” Oil on canvas.

4th Place-Tie MEHRNOSH KAECKER GERMANY www.mehrnoshkaecker.com “Sarah” 18.5x20.5cm Oil on paper.

4th Place-Tie ALEXANDER KUKOVEROV RUSSIA 50x60" https://vk.com/id341349160 mr.kukss@mail.ru “Child” Oil on canvas.

5th Place-Tie ROBERT ZACCOUR CANADA www.robertzaccour.wixsite.com/arts “Portrait Of Doloress” 20x16" Oil canvas.

5th Place-Tie GANG DAI CHINA daigangart@126.com
“Dania” 86x68cm Oil on linen.

5th Place-Tie PHILIP JOHNSON UK www.realistportraits.com “Mischief” 21x21" Oil on board.

5th Place-Tie VALERIU BUEV MOLDOVA www.facebook.com/valeriu.buev “Ritual” 150x100cm Oil on canvas.

6th Place-Tie MIKE MARON USA https://mikemaron.artspan.com/ “Dock Work” 30x30" Oil.

6th Place-Tie GANG DAI CHINA daigangart@126.com
“Yeah” 52x52cm Oil on linen.

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

ENTER OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING:

www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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