Biography

Narrative

Claudia Seymour

Claudia Seymour is a widely collected artist in oil and pastel. From 2007 through 2013 she was president of the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City, a period of great growth and renewal for the organization. Claudia is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and has been awarded Mater Circle status by the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is also an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.

Her classic still lifes in oil and pastel have been shown in nearly 200 juried national and international exhibitions, and she has won numerous prizes, including first-place and best-in-show awards. She works only from life, creating scenes that portray a timeless elegance and serenity through her concentration on radiant light and her choice and arrangement of antiques and ceramics, natural objects, fabrics, flowers and plants, and other materials.

Claudia is a juried member of the Allied Artists of America, American Artists Professional League, American Women Artists, Audubon Artists, and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is represented by Handwright Gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut, J.M. Stringer Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT and Gladwell and Patterson, London, England.

Resumè

Claudia’s work has appeared in national annual exhibitions of the following organizations:

Academic Artists Association
Allied Artists of America
American Artists Professional League
American Masters at the Salmagundi Club
American Women Artists
Audubon Artists, Inc.
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Collectors’ Reserve, Gilcrease Museum, University of Tulsa
Connecticut Pastel Society
Hudson Valley Art Association
International Association of Pastel Societies
Oil Painters of America
Pastels by Invitation, Cape Cod
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Pastel Society of America
Pastel Society of the West Coast
The Pen and Brush
Salon International

Publications

International Artist Magazine, Feature article: “Using Objects in Multiple Compositions” by Claudia Seymour, December/January, 2016
The Artist’s Magazine, Feature article: “Destined to Bloom,” by Holly Davis, Senior Editor, July/August, 2013.
American Artist’s Still Life Painting Highlights, Cover and reprint of “Creating Movement in a Still Life,” by Linda S. Price, April, 2010.
American Artist, Cover and Feature Article: “Creating Movement in a Still Life,” by Linda S. Price, September Issue, 2009
The Pastel Journal, Feature Article: “One Still Life, Three Visions,” by Anne Hevener, June Issue, 2009
The Pastel Journal 100 Competition (2007), Third Place/Still Life for “Winter Sweets,” published April, 2008
Best of Pastel Artists and Artisans, Vol. 1, Ed. By Adam P. and Renee Kennedy, Kennedy Publishing, 2007. Cover of Claudia Seymour’s “Translucent Tea Bowl” and pp. 69-70.
American Art Collector: “Oil Painters of America 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition,” incl. Claudia Seymour, April issue, 2007
International Artist, Feature Article: “Controlling the Light Fosters a Clarity Of Vision,” by Claudia Seymour, June-July issue, 2006
The Pastel Journal, Feature Article: “Claudia Seymour,” by Michael Chesley Johnson, July-August issue, 2003
The Pastel Journal 100 Competition (2003), Honorable Mention for “Lanterns in the Window,” March-April issue, 2003
Profiled as “Featured Artist,” Purely Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society, 2005
Profiled as “Featured Artist,” The Pastelink, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, 2001

Teaching

Claudia was active in teaching and demonstrations for a number of years. She has taught pastel workshops and given demonstrations in pastel for the Connecticut Pastel Society, the International Association of Pastel Societies and the Pastel Society of America. She is currently retired from teaching to devote herself to full-time painting.

Memberships

Academic Artists Association
Allied Artists of America (Pastel & Oil)
American Artists Professional League
American Woman Artists
The Artists Fellowship
Audubon Artists
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Connecticut Pastel Society
The National Arts Club
Hudson Valley Art Association (Pastel & Oil)
Oil Painters of America (Associate)
Pastel Society of America
Salmagundi Club
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in America

Education

The Art Students League of New York; Cape Cod School of Art;
Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT; Private study
M.A., English Literature, New York University, New York, NY
B.A. Honors, English Literature, Duke University, Durham, NC

Representation

Gladwell and Patterson, Knightsbridge, London
Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT
J.M. Stringer Fine Art, Vero Beach, FL
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT