Christopher Pierce is a nationally recognized fine artist who paints florals, still lifes, portraits,
figures and interiors with panache and a mature sensitivity. Along with his stunning portraiture,
he is well known for the huge and commanding florals that come from the bounty of his gardens.
His colors are ground in the traditions of the old masters which render his works with a timeless
In a year marked by rising national acclaim, a special solo exhibition of 84 of Pierce's paintings
was held in the main gallery of the National Arts Club this past January. And his painting, "Alex:
Homage to Sargent and Tuke" was chosen as a finalist in The Artist's Magazine's annual national
competition in the Portrait/Figure category. That magazine will also feature an article on his
in its June 2011 issue. In 2009, Studios magazine featured a 7 page article on Pierce's
impressive studio in Shushan, NY; and his painting Wingback won honorable mention in the
National Arts Club's annual 110th Annual Exhibiting Artist Members' Exhibition. In 2008 his painting
Sunflowers and Peacock Vase won the Helen DeCozen award for a floral at the American
Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition in New York City. And also that year he
won the Visual Arts Program award in the National Arts Club Online Exhibition. In
portrait The Gardener won First Prize at the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists annual
competition. His work also won the Visual Arts Award at the National Arts Club 2006 online
exhibition, and the Frank C. Wright Award at the Hudson Valley Art Association.
Pierce continues to attract interest for his deliberate and exquisite style of artistry. He has been
elected to the internationally known National Arts Club in New York City, and is also a member
the prestigious Salmagundi Club .
In the fall of 2006, American Artist Highlights Magazine featured an article on two of Pierce's
portraits; and the August 2006 issue of American Art Collector featured Pierce in an article
the John Pence Gallery
Pierce, who was the cover artist and featured oil painter in the May 1999 issue of American Artist
magazine, was also a featured oil painter in the February/March 2001, and August/September
2002 issues of International Artist magazine. He was also a finalist in The Artists Magazine 's
2000 Art Competition. His landscapes, figures, and floral still lifes have been featured in
Adirondack Life magazine and New York Art Review.
Pierce has won several other national awards, including Best of Show at the Old Forge
Adirondack Annual; the Director's Award at the Oil Painters of America in San Antonio, Texas;
CAAP memorial award at the American
Artists Professional League in New York City; and Best Traditional Oil at the Annual Salmagundi Members
He has also won First Prize at the North Country Council of the Arts annual exhibition.
Pierce is also a member of the American Artists Professional League, Audubon Artists, and the Hudson