World’s Best Still Life Realists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: GU, WU, PRUYS, CHEN, AMOIA, KIM, VAGHELA, JAGALUR, ZINEDDU, MITCHELL & LADOMMATOU HADJISTAVRI / 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 37 are from CHINA, CANADA, ITALY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, INDIA & CYPRUS.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Xiaomang Gu, the founder of JiuSan Chongqing Painting and Calligraphy Academy, The curator at Chongqing Shanghe Street Art Museum, Member of American acrylic Oil Painters Association, now lives in Chongqing.

Born in 1969 in Chongqing , he learned comic and watercolor painting from his father at a very young age. he was admitted by Sichuan Fine Arts Academy in1993, and after graduation, he was assigned to the position of art teacher of the Chongqing Jianshe №1 Middle School.

《Cotton Dam Street Group of paintings》《 Suitcase》《 Ran Girl》 and other works made their debut in Chongqing “ Two Factory ·T² International Contemporary Art Center” in September 2019, and some of their works were collected by famous institutions and celebrities in Mainland China and Hong Kong. In the beginning of 2020, some works in the exhibition online overseas.

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 37. REALISM — STILL LIFE

1st Place XIAOMANG GU CHINA 970912616@qq.com
“Grandma’s Dresser” 110x160cm Oil on linen.

2nd Place-Tie FENG WU CHINA 315977784@qq.com
“Red Candle” 50x50cm Oil on linen.

2nd Place-Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Reflections” 6x10” Acrylic on paper.

3rd Place-Tie XIAOXIA CHEN CHINA 306881448@qq.com
“The Grapes Are Ripe” 76x56cm Watercolor on paper.

3rd Place-Tie ANTONIO AMOIA ITALY www.antonioamoia.it “Altitude 1070” 30x40cm Pastels on cardboard.

3rd Place-Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Beach Patrol” 13x9” Acrylic on paper.

4th Place CHOWON KIM REPUBLIC OF KOREA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Wall In The” 22x28” Acrylic on canvas.

5th Place-Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Perspective” 14x8” Acrylic on paper.

5th Place-Tie PARIMAL VAGHELA INDIA www.artistparimal.com “Exotic Bouquet” 36x36" Acrylic on linen.

5th Place-Tie SOUMITHRI JAGALUR INDIA studioart.soumithri@gmail.com
“An Oenophile’s Elixir” 36x24" Oil on canvas.

6th Place-Tie ANDREA ZINEDDU ITALIA www.andreazineddu.eu “Seek And You Shall Find / Cerca Trova” 80x99cm Oil on canvas.

6th Place-Tie R.D. MITCHELL USA www.rdmitchellcollection.com “Wounded” 10x7” Oil on birch panel.

6th Place-Tie MARIA LADOMMATOU HADJISTAVRI CYPRUS marialadommatouart@gmail.com “Undertaking” 100x50cm 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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