Artist Lee Edwards

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Lee Edwards, a resident of Duarte, California, has established a vocation as a plein air impressionist artist.  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, majoring in fine art, he studied art history, design, life drawing and painting. He was assigned as assistant to the British pop-realist painter Malcolm Morley who was artist-in-residence. A summer was spent traveling in Europe where he saw many of the art works he had studied in art history. At the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, he continued study in life drawing, sculpture and painting. After completion of a B.A. degree in Fine Art at La Sierra University in Riverside, California, Lee took graduate study at the University of Southern California where he learned the various crafts of filmmaking and earned an M.F.A. degree in Cinema. He began his professional life as a documentary film and video editor and worked in non-fiction film in Los Angeles and Boston. Filmmaking highlights included feature documentaries for PBS and Discovery and an Emmy award. 
In 2007, Lee returned to the traditional art mediums of drawing and painting working primarily in plein air landscape, impressionist style. He painted in workshops with established artists Brian Blood, Kathleen Dunphy, Tim Solliday, John Cosby, 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 paintings have been exhibited in juried shows at the Huntington Library and Museum Botanical Center, the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and the OPA Western Regional Exhibition, the Long Beach Art Museum, the California Art Club, the [...]

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