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Artist Lee Edwards


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Lee Edwards is an artist working in Duarte, California. He was born in Los Angeles and educated at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio as well as the University of Southern California. While a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he majored in fine art and studied art history, design, life drawing and painting. He was assigned as assistant to the British pop-realist painter Malcolm Morley who was there as artist-in-residence. A summer was spent traveling in Europe where he saw many of the art works he had studied in art history classes. He then enrolled in the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio. There he studied life drawing, sculpture and painting exploring an abstract style of painting as well as figurative work.
After completing a B.A. degree in Fine Art at La Sierra University in Riverside, California, Lee continued his studies at University of Southern California where he learned the various crafts of filmmaking and earned an M.F.A. degree in Cinema. He went on to create documentary films working as a film and video editor and writer. 
In 2007, Lee returned to the traditional art mediums of drawing and painting working primarily in plein air landscape, impressionist style. He studied painting in workshops with established artists such as Brian Blood, Kathleen Dunphy, Tim Solliday, Joseph Todorovitch, Sean Cheetham and Jim Wodark. In 2008 he exhibited a one-man show of landscape oil paintings at the Claremont Forum Gallery in Claremont, California. Since then his art has been exhibited at the Huntington Library and Museum Botanical Center,  the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and in the OPA Western Regional Exhibitions,  Additionally his paintings have been juried into painting exhibits by the Long Beach Art Museum, [...]

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