Lorenzo Chavez - Pond Along the Front Range Lorenzo Chavez - Pond Along the Front Range

Chavez-sketching-Mt-BierstadtLorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico, where the striking landscapes, varied cultures and colorful history helped him develop an appreciation for art at an early age. He studied at the Colorado Institute of Art and the Art Students League of Denver. Intensive private study of the Impressionists and 19th century American and Russian painters have made him aware of the wonderful possibilities and importance of painting from life.

Lorenzo  exhibits in national invitational exhibitions across the country, including the Pastel Society of America, Artists of America, The Northwest Rendezvous Group, C.M. Russell Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Landscapes of the American West, Plein Air Painters of America, Loveland Art Museum, Pasadena Art Museum Albuquerque Museum Miniatures, Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum and Artists of the West.

Lorenzo was invited to exhibit 7 pastels at the 2010 summer Exhibition for the Society of  Pastelists in France.  Lorenzo’s work is featured in many prominent galleries and magazines, including Art of the West, Southwest Art,  Cover art for Pastel Journal, Art-Talk, and American Artist. He was cover artist for The Artist’s Magazine.   Lorenzo’s paintings are included in four books, Pure Color; The Best of Pastel and  Art Journey America both published by North light Books and The Plein Air Year published by Jack Richeson Books and Colorado Landscapes.

Lorenzo is an active member of the Western Rendezvous of Art, California Art club, American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of Spain. New Member of "The Plein Air Painters of America", 2014.

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