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Edward Gordon was born in Ocean City, New Jersey in 1940 and received a BA from Rutgers University.

Over the past 20 years he has received numerous honors and awards including: Honorable Mention, The Artist's Magazine/Artist'sNetwork.com 2010 All-Media Online Competition Winners Oil and oil pastel division, Cover art and feature article in The Artist's Magazine, July 2003 and winner of The Artists Magazine, May, 1995 Cover Competition. Cover art and center spread, Yankee Magazine, March 2000 and March 2001.

Edward's work appears in the 2001 The Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia. He also won first prize in the landscape division of The Artists Magazine 1993 art competition, and finalist in the 1994 Arts for the Parks competition.

Edward was named Painter of the Year by the Spotlight Magazine's 1997/98 Reader's Choice Awards in Portsmouth, NM. Gordon's work has also appeared in the November, 1983 American Artist Magazine, the 1996 North Light book, Enliven Your Paintings with Light, the 1996 North Light book, Artist's Materials, and the January, 1997.

In 1997 Mr. Gordon began publishing his own giclée prints. At present he has published 30 giclée editions, 13 of which are sold out! His paintings and prints are included in private and public collections across North America and Europe.

Edward achieves complete and painstaking precision in his rendering of textures, colors and forms. Like photography he deliberately softens the strong contrasts of the picture without blurring the forms. He mellows the outline drawing with such perfection that it becomes impossible to detect his under drawings.

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Edward creates a quiet beauty of a simple scene with fresh eyes giving the viewer an idea of what he felt as he watched the light flooding through the windows and the shadows and colors cast by objects in the interiors.

Because of the precision and incredible detail contained in each of Edward's paintings, he is able to produce only 4 to 6 images per year.

He is a consummate draftsman with a keen eye depicting his subject matters. His solitude evokes all of one's senses: the smell and sounds of the ocean, the touch of objects, with doors and windows opening to never-ending opportunities.

"My goal is to make paintings so realistic, that viewers are drawn into the imaginary space and share in the peaceful feeling that I try and incorporate into each work. I relish the subtleties of light reflection combined with architectural details that falls somewhere between realism and surrealism. There is something mystical yet serene in the quiet light found in interior spaces presented in harmony with the luminescent effect in the sky."


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