Artist James Crandall

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://jamescrandall.com

  • Year Born: 1957

  • Portraiture Award of Excellence, OPA National 2011

  • Best of Show, RayMar Art Competition, August 2011

  • Jury's Top Fifty 2011 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas

  • Price Range: $1,200.00 - $6,000.00



After a long career as a concept illustrator in the advertising and motion-picture industry, James Crandall has shifted his focus to traditional easel painting.  He finds subject matter in everyday life, and is always looking for an intriguing play of light, or the unstaged gestures of people at work and at play. An ongoing series of paintings depicts life in his maternal grandfather's hometown of Lucca in northern Tuscany, where he regularly visits.  Recent work also includes scenes from the rural backroads of California's Gold Country, where he and his wife Nancy make their home.
He is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.
Education:   Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 1978-1981 (BFA, Awarded with Distinction)University of California, Los Angeles, 1975-1977
Recent Exhibitions and Awards:
2020  ADI Top 5 Most Awarded Artist Rating (4th)2020  American Impressionist Society 21st National Exhibition2018  1st Place, Master Class, ArtMuse Contest, October (Judge: Carol Marine)2018  Finalist, BoldBrush Art Competition, October (Juror: Robert Lemler)2018  2nd Annual American Impression Society Small Work Showcase, Cincinnati, OH2018  40th Annual Crocker Museum Art Auction, Sacramento, CA2017  Award of Excellence, Master Division, OPA Eastern Regional, St. Simons Island, GA2017  President's Choice Award, American Impressionist Society's National Exhibition2017  Awarded Signature Member status, American Impressionist Society2017  Finalist, BoldBrush Art Competition, June (Juror: David Kassan)2017  2nd Prize, BoldBrush Art Competition, May2017  1st Place, Master Class, ArtMuse Contest, April 2017  California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Los Angeles2017  Finalist, Master Class, ArtMuse Contest, February 2016  1st Place, Master Class, ArtMuse Contest, October 2016  Award of Excellence, Masters Division, OPA Western Regional, Scottsdale, AZ2016  Gold Medal, Masters Division, Oil Painters of America's Salon, Fort Wayne, IN2016  Award of Merit, American Impressionist Society National, Kirkland, WA2016  Finalist, Boldbrush Art Competition, January & December2015  Awarded Master Signature status, Oil Painters of America, December 20152015  2nd Prize, Signature division, [...]

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