World’s Best Still Life Impressionists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: KRAVCHENKO, LEVITSKAYA, KOPENHAFER, MUHA, KIM, ZI, WARD, CHYE, PARK, LEE, RADIVILOVIC, TANG, KWON & MAKONNEN / 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 this category are from RUSSIA, USA, CHINA, MALAYSIA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA & LITHUANIA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: As a child, Iuliia Kravchenko enjoyed looking through the colorful multipage Hermitage Museum Guide Book, full of art reproductions from the renowned museum, and through her uncle’s sketchbook, archived in the family library. Those vivid impressions of childhood, as well as her own progress in drawing, encouraged Iuliia’s desire to become an artist.

While a University student, Iuliia spent a lot of her spare time in the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. She was particularly inspired by the works of realism and the still-life paintings of the Dutch masters. Those paintings enraptured her with the thorough technique and the full perfection of the whole piece, as well as of each minor detail. They made her eager to paint equally realistic.

That was why Iuliia undertook an original training course in the Art Studio of L. V. Kuvayev with a special focus on ‘academic’ principles of realistic art and the painting technique of the old masters. At present, she works in her own studio in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Iuliia Kravchenko is a member of the “Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts”, St Petersburg, Russia.

Artist’s Statement: My paintings celebrate sentimental value and evanescing beauty of ordinary things. Working at my easel, following traditions of the old masters, I feel inner peace and serenity. https://artsale.pro/en/

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 23. IMPRESSIONISM — STILL LIFE

1st Place IULIIA KRAVCHENKO RUSSIA https://artsale.pro/en/ 80x60cm “Grapes After The Rain And A Butterfly” Oil, canvas.

2nd Place-Tie ANNA LEVITSKAYA RUSSIA lev-anna@mail.ru
“Crow Pose” 60x80cm Oil on canvas.

2nd Place-Tie CINDY KOPENHAFER USA www.cindykopenhafer.com “Father’s Coat” 18x24" Watercolor.

3rd Place-Tie ALEXANDR MUHA RUSSIA mastermuhaart@gmail.com
“Summer Brunch” 100x80cm Oil on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie JENNIFER KIM USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Obsession” 24x18” Charcoal on paper.

4th Place-Tie YAN ZI CHINA 634736232@qq.com
“Happiness In The Yard” 150x130cm Oil on linen.

4th Place-Tie KATHLEEN WARD USA www.kathleenward.com “Yellow Roses” 20x16” Acrylic on canvas.

5th Place-Tie CHENG YEOW CHYE MALAYSIA artboy7117117@gmail.com
“Life” 70x100cm Watercolor.

5th Place-Tie JEJOON PARK REPUBLIC OF KOREA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Recall” 30x20” Charcoal and acrylic on illustration board.

5th Place-Tie JAIMIE LEE USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Paradise Jungle” 16x19” Acrylic on printed picture.

6th Place-Tie ANA RADIVILOVIC LITHUANIA ana.radivilovic@gmail.com
“Soft Shadow On Surface. In Blue” 38x56cm Watercolor on paper.

6th Place-Tie XIANHONG TANG CHINA jetangxianhong@airfrance.fr
“Old Times” 26x18cm Watercolor on paper.

6th Place-Tie YUNSU KWON USA knpkhjcany@gmail.com
“Black Cat” 18x24" Charcoal and pastel pencils on paper.

6th Place-Tie GENNET MAKONNEN USA gennetmakonnen5@gmail.com
“Still Life In The Corner Of My Studio, With Books” 80x60cm 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

ENTER OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING:

www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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