Landon Clay

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Landon Clay

Aged 30

Grand Central Atelier

Instructor(s): Jacob Collins, Will St John, Colleen Barry, Anthony Baus, Gregory Mortenson, Jon Brogie, Katie Engberg, Zoe Dufour, Kevin Mueller,

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  • Artworks

After A Moveable Feast

Oil on Canvas

17 x 17 x 1 ins (43.18 x 43.18 x 2.54 cms)


Graphite, Charcoal, and White Chalk on Fabriano

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)


Charcoal, White Chalk, Graphite on Toned Fabriano

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)

Evelyn Profile

Oil on Canvas

18 x 24 x 1 ins (45.72 x 60.96 x 2.54 cms)

Fatima's Choice

Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)


Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)

Carly Seated

Oil on Canvas

32 x 28 x 1 ins (81.28 x 71.12 x 2.54 cms)


Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)


Graphite on Fabriano Artistico Paper

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)


Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 x 1 ins (60.96 x 45.72 x 2.54 cms)

After Sargent, Carmela Bartegna

Oil on Clay Board

16 x 12 x 1 ins (40.64 x 30.48 x 2.54 cms)

After Van Dyck, Freehand copy

oil on Canvas

14 x 10 x 1 ins (35.56 x 25.4 x 2.54 cms)

After Rembrandt

Oil on Canvas

26 x 20 x 1 ins (66.04 x 50.8 x 2.54 cms)


Oil on Canvas

8 x 12 x 1 ins (20.32 x 30.48 x 2.54 cms)

Chocolate Melter

Oil on Canvas

8 x 12 x 1 ins (20.32 x 30.48 x 2.54 cms)

Calm Before the Storm


24 x 22 ins (60.96 x 55.88 cms)

Ana Nina

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 ins (60.96 x 45.72 cms)


In my work, I focus on portraiture and figurative work. I completed the course of study at Angel Academy, and after this study, I came to the Grand Central Atelier. When I started my art career later in my twenties after my degree in anthropology, I recognized that as I started, my technical ability was a little behind some other dedicated students. However, I do not view this as time lost. I still use my anthropological degree when I study people for painting. It is enormously gratifying to me to understand people and to share that perception through the still image. I appreciate the transcendent power of visual art to express shared humanity across different cultures, languages, and time.

In addition to the 65 (53 hours class time) hours a week I spend at the GCA studio, I work late into the night at home completing master copies. I plan to teach a master copy workshop in Winter 2020 on Dutch Masters at the Dutch Academy of Realist Art in Haarlem, Netherlands. I am a nightly monitor for evening structure classes. I maintain an uninstructed evening pose with another classmate. I take a Saturday class with Gregory Mortenson all day Saturday, and I practice self-portraits from the mirror every Sunday. I compete in composition, structure, and portrait competitions at the studio and the Salmagundi Club. I usually work 90+ hours every week. 

Admittedly, my resume is relatively light on competitions and galleries. For the previous arc of my artistic career, I have focused on my training and education. With this scholarship, I hope very much to continue to improve technique and composition and to further the reputation for superior quality which the Art Renewal Center and its members represent. This award would be a springboard towards more competitions and for gallery representation. After graduating from the GCA next year, I will compete in salons and complete portrait commissions.



Landon Clay

475 48th Avenue #3208

Long Island City, Queens NY 11109





2015- Grand Central Atelier – Currently Enrolled

2012-2014 Angel Academy of Art - Graduated

2007-2011 University of St Andrews Honors 2.1 MA Social Anthropology





In Situ, Eleventh St Arts 2019 NYC

30 Under 30, Viridian Artists Inc., 2019 NYC

Lines in Motion Drawings From Historic & Contemporary Masters Sept. 2018 Salmagundi Club, NYC




2019 Salmagundi Club Portrait Competition -Finalist

2019 GCA Structure Prix February - Winner

2019 GCA Composition Competition XV – Winner

2018 Portrait Society Non-commissioned Portrait - Finalist

2018 GCA Composition Competition VII - Winner

2015 ARC Scholarship - 3rd Place



2018- Portrait Society of America (Member)

2018- Sea Turtle Conservancy (Director)

2017- Clay Mathematics Institute (Director)