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Oil Painters of America - Today's Artists, Tomorrow's Masters

From the Renaissance to the early 20th century, painting was marked by a series of advances from the discovery of linear perspective to atmospheric perspective, lost and found edges, and the brilliant broken color of the impressionists. The level of training and skill of a Rembrandt, Sargent, Cassatt, or Monet is apparent to anyone who views their work; they speak a universal language.

While these household names represent just a few of the most famous artists in the history of oil painting, today we have arguably more talented oil painters than ever before thanks in part to several well-respected art schools, classical ateliers and art organizations like the Oil Painters of America (OPA) whose mission is to advance and promote representational oil painting.

As one of today’s leading art organizations, Oil Painters of America is a part of the new renaissance, helping to effect change by educating the public and providing forums for artists to showcase their work.

OPA’s 30th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Oils will take place at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, April 9 – May 16, 2021. This event will feature many of today’s top representational artists and is considered one of the most prestigious competitions in North America with a top prize of $25,000 in cash.

Oil Painters of America’s Master Signature artists represent a small, distinguished group of artists whose work exemplifies the highest quality in representational oil painting. The following images represent some of the exceptional works of art that visitors will find at this year’s exhibition.

To purchase one of these paintings,

please call 760-839-4165


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