Edmund Ian Grant
Edmund Ian Grant
Edmund was born in 1950 in San Mateo California. He is a self-taught painter who for years was an improvisational musician. He lives and paints in the Napa Valley the heart of the California Wine Country. At first, his paintings centered on his musical avocation; over time, his works became more narrative and allegoric evolving into an artistic metaphor for life. He continues to evolve the imagery and emerge as a storyteller employing his love for improvisation with paint, new media, color, texture, and line. Presently, Edmund is an Internationally collected, award winning artist whose extensive exhibitions over the last 30 years include shows in many USA cities including Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco and New York, and International cities – Florence, Milan, Monte Carlo, Tel Aviv, Venice, London and Paris. He has exhibited along with some of the world’s top galleries at many prestigious art fairs including The LA Art Show, Art Aspen, Art Monaco, Concept Art Fair-Miami during Art Basel week and Art on Paper 2019 during Armory art week in New York City. Among his numerous awards is the Leonardo Award, First Prize in Painting, the top honor at the International Biennale of Chianciano 2015 and most recently, Second Prize in Painting at the London Art Biennale 2019. His work is in numerous catalogues, art books and publications including a critical essay by world-renowned art historian and art critic Edward Lucie-Smith. who calls his work “powerful “. Grant has gallery representation in Manhattan, London and Berlin.
Curator Review: Red Floral
This brilliant floral still life by artist Edmund Ian Grant absolutely resonates confidence and evokes a beautiful mood of sentiment and warmth. Grant’s artistic vision allows the paint to flow and ebb creating an extraordinarily expressive and balanced composition. A consonance and great harmony has also been achieved in his delicate touches of blue and deep green tones against the rich and radiant reds.
- E.E. Jacks