Jeff Legg

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Jeff Legg

United States

Born in 1959 in Joplin, Missouri, Jeff C. Legg began his quest to become an artist at age twelve. Mentored for five years by a local college art professor, he went on to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, MN.

Recognized as a Master painter by the prestigious Oil Painters of America, Legg's luminous oils have garnered numerous awards and national recognition including the coveted Gold Medal at the OPA National Exhibition. He has earned major awards from the American Impressionist Society, The Virtuoso's of OPA, Salon International and the Art Renewal Center. In 2021, he received two silver medals from Oil Painters of America in both the Eastern and Western Regional competitions. From 2016 to 2021 he was honored with eight major National awards.

Legg's paintings have been on the covers of Southwest Art and Art of the West and has had featured articles in major art publications including Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Art Collector and the Artist Magazine.

A member of the American Impressionist Society, the Salmaguni Club in NYC and Oil Painters of America, Legg's work can be seen in distinguished galleries across the United States and is highly sought after and collected internationally. The most famous of his collectors is the late Neil Armstrong, NASA Astronaut.

In the words of Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, "Jeff is one of the great still life painters of our time."  Mr.  Trippi is previous director of New York's Dahesh Museum of Art, which specializes in 19th-century European academic painting and sculpture.

Legg has been painting full-time for more than 30 years. He keeps a studio in burgeoning Northwest Arkansas and teaches workshops several times a year.

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