Charles Reid has long been regarded as a master of this medium of watercolor. His paintings are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his understanding of light and color and expert drawing ability. The audience is immediately drawn to his compositions. His characters are beautifully rendered, in a natural, direct and simple , gestural manner that reveals his fascination with painting the light as much as the individual.
Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. He has won numerous awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Sciences and Arts, the American National Academy of Design, and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980 he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Collections of the work comprise Brigham Young College, Yellowstone Art Center, Smith College, Roche Corporation, and the National Academy of Design. Besides painting, Reid teaches workshops around the globe. He's written eleven books on painting in watercolor and oil. Recent awards include a Buy celebrity in Shanghai International Biennial Exhibition in 2013 and a Gold Medal from the Portrait Society of America in 2013.
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