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Christopher Blossom

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Christopher Blossom grew up along the coast of Connecticut surrounded by art and boats. His father David and his grandfather Earl were both well known illustrators and his summers were spent sailing and exploring the New England coast. It seemed natural to combine the elements and and almost without intention he specialized in the field of historical marine painting.

Although marine art tends to be highly demanding because of the technical knowledge of vessels needed, Blossom feels fortunate to have been able to study with his father and Parsons School of Design in New York, both if which he credits for a good grounding in the principles of art. Studies with his father often included outdoor painting excursions, as well as invaluable critiques and suggestions while studying illustration at Parsons. After leaving Parsons, Blossom pursued a career in illustration, working at many of the book publishers in New York, and gradually shifting his work into galleries and shows across the country.

His work appeared in various national publications including American Artist, Art of the West and Southwest Art, as well as several books. In addition to one-man exhibitions at New York's Grand Central Galleries and the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut, as well as numerous other group exhibits. Blossom earned the AOA Master designation at the Denver rotary's Artists of America exhibition. He has been a longtime participant in the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and the Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, where he is a three time recipient of the Robert M. Lougheed Memorial Award and winner of the National Association of Western Artists Gold Medal. In 2010 he received their prestigious Prix de West Award.

Christopher Blossom is represented by Settlers West Galleries Inc. Tucson, Arizona. Giclee reproductions of his work are available through Greenwich Workshop dealers.

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