Christopher Blossom. Premier Maritime ArtistХудожник:
140 MBКристофер Блоссом - ведущий современный американский художник-маринист. В его творчестве превалирует романтика Золотого века парусного флота
Like a member of another famous American art family, the Wyeths, Christopher Blossom follows in a line of highly accomplished artists. Both his grandfather, Earl, and his father David, were celebrated commercial artists. Their influence in combination with Chris’ own unique approach to easel painting have led him to become regarded as one of the undisputed leaders of today’s generation of marine painters. Born in 1956, Blossom has received a level of recognition that most artists need a lifetime to achieve. At the age of twenty, he was awarded a “Scholarship Gold Medal” by the Society of Illustrators. He went on to become a charter member and then President of the American Society of Marine Artists. Shortly thereafter, he was accepted into the exclusive Society of Historical Artists. He is the only marine artist to have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Western Art, from whom he received a “Gold Medal” in 1991. He was one of only 20 artists nationwide selected by Forbes Magazine, and American Artist Magazine to paint the Forbes family ranch in Colorado and their chateau in Normandy, France for two special exhibitions in New York City. He is also one of the 29 elected members of the Plein Air Painters of America.