CHRISTOPHER BLOSSOM

Our Congratulations to Chris Blossom on his 2010 Prix de West Award



Christopher Blossom
'Dropping the Tow'


Christopher Blossom
'In The Roaring Forties'


Christopher Blossom
'Gloucester Harbor'


Christopher Blossom
'The Returning Pilot'


Christopher Blossom
'Valiant-40, Anacortes, WA'


Christopher Blossom
'USS PORPOISE'


Christopher Blossom
'Acadia at Anchor - Exuma'


Christopher Blossom
'Coastal Traffic'


Christopher Blossom
'Clipper NORTHERN LIGHT'


Christopher Blossom
'December Moonrise'


Christopher Blossom
'Harbour Court, Newport'


Christopher Blossom
'Foggy Return'


Christopher Blossom
'Calm in the Atlantic'


Christopher Blossom
'Clippership CHALLENGE'


Christopher Blossom
'Revenue Cutter JOE LANE'


Christopher Blossom
'Clippership ALERT'


Christopher Blossom
'Harbour Court'


Christopher Blossom
'Towing out of South Norwalk'


Christopher Blossom
'Bowfin Cover Illustration'

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.

After informal studies with his father, Chris attended the Parsons School of Design. At the same time he worked in the Industrial Design studio of Robert Bourke where he learned to accurately interpret blueprints of all kinds. By the time he finished, he was able to visualize an entire boat by using its plans alone as reference and he could draw a craft accurately from any angle, a skill possessed by very few.

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. In 2004, his paintings were part of the nationwide touring exhibition entitled FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA: A Reflection of America, which included forty-seven of America’s finest realist and impressionist Painters. Chris Blossom's passion for history and his unique ability to visualize in three dimensions has allowed him to recreate scenes from maritime history with a genuineness and feeling that is unequaled among his contemporaries. His distinctive painterly style, complex compositions, and subtle use of light are characteristics that have attracted collectors from all over the globe. It should come as no surprise that when other top Marine Artists are asked to identify artists they admire, Christopher Blossom is often the first name on their list.

In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious top prize at the Prix de West Art Exhibition, where he also received the coveted Robert Lougheed Award, selected by his fellow artists as the ‘Best in Show’ for an unprecedented four years.

 
2009 Retrospective Exhibition
The Salmagundi Club
New York City, May, 2009


Christopher Blossom
'U-Boat 977 Illustration'


Christopher Blossom
'Blackball Packet OXFORD'


Christopher Blossom
'Sunset On the Hudson'


Christopher Blossom
'BIRMINGHAM'


Christopher Blossom
'Bound for Home'


Christopher Blossom
'Hauling Traps at Dawn'


Christopher Blossom
'UNITED STATES'


Christopher Blossom
'PAVONIA, 1890'


Christopher Blossom
'Bond's Dock'


Christopher Blossom
'Late Afternoon Surf, Maine'


Christopher Blossom
'Fisher's Island Sound'


Christopher Blossom
'Housatonic River'


Christopher Blossom
'Smuggling off San Diego'


Christopher Blossom
'Schooner MONITOR'


Christopher Blossom
'Evening, Roaring 40's'


Christopher Blossom
'Last of the Whale Ships'


Christopher Blossom
'Trawler ANTHEA'


Christopher Blossom
'Drying Out'


Christopher Blossom
'East Wind Off Seguin'


Christopher Blossom
'Reaching for Monhegan'


Christopher Blossom
'HMS BLOSSOM'


Christopher Blossom
'The Watering Place'


Christopher Blossom
'Winter Dawn'


Christopher Blossom
'Transfer the Pilot'


Christopher Blossom
'Hauling Traps


Christopher Blossom
'Heading Out'


Christopher Blossom
'Seguin Island Light'


Christopher Blossom
'The YORKSHIRE'


Christopher Blossom
'The Dory'


Christopher Blossom
'Outbound from New York'


Christopher Blossom
'Eastport Pinky'


Christopher Blossom
'USS PORPOISE'


Christopher Blossom
'Ocean Point Surf'


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