Wednesday, April 17, 2024

MAY 2021

Jeff Legg

May’s Demonstrator will be Jeff Legg, working through his technique creating a still life in oils.

“I must diligently search my heart to find out what really moves and captivates me. Truth is the essential ingredient in making art. The human soul is hopelessly bound to express it.” _Jeff Legg

Jeffrey C. Legg was born in 1959 in Joplin, Missouri. He is recognized as a Master Signature Member by the prestigious Oil Painters of America. Legg’s luminous oils have garnered national recognition and numerous awards including the coveted Gold Medal at the OPA National Exhibition. Other major awards were earned at the American Impressionist Society, Virtuosos of OPA, Salon International and the Art Renewal Center Salon to name a few. Legg began his artistic journey at age 12, being mentored by a generous regional artist and college art professor in Southwest Missouri. He went on to study painting and drawing at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, MN and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Legg has now been painting full-time for more than 30 years. His work has been featured in many books and publications including American Art Collector, The Artists Magazine, Art of the West, Southwest Art and has been on the covers of Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines. Legg is a member of the California Art Club, The American Impressionist Society, and the Salmagundi Club in NYC. His work can be seen in distinguished galleries across the United States and is highly sought after and collected in America and abroad. 

Cycle of Life by Jeff Legg
Eucalyptus and Clementines by Jeff Legg
Mandrain Dragon

Awards and Recognition- highlights

  • Exhibitions and Museum Shows – 
  • Gilcrease Museum – American Art in Miniature Invitational
  • Salmagundi Club – Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition
  • National Cowboy Museum – Small Works, Great Wonders Invitational
  • California Art Club – Gold Medal Exhibition, Autry Museum – Juried
  • CM Russell Museum – “The Russell” Auction Invitational
  • Buffalo Bill Museum – Rendezvous Royale Invitational
  • Vernon Filley Art Museum – Invitational, Pratt, KS
  • Settlers West Galleries- American Miniatures Invitational
  • Salon International – Greenhouse Gallery, Juried, San Antonio, TX
  • Oil Painters of America – National and Regional Exhibitions
  • American Impressionist Society – National Exhibitions, Juried
  • International Guild of Realism – National Exhibition
  • Art Renewal Center – National Exhibition, Juried
  • Spiva Center for the Arts – Retrospective
  • Great American Artists – Invitational, Cincinnati, OH • Midwest Gathering of Artists – Annual Auction, Invitational

For more information about Jeff Legg and his work, visit