“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.”
"Masterful" is a word often used to describe the paintings of Jeff C. Legg. Born in 1959 in Joplin , Missouri. He was apprentice to a well-known regional artist and college art professor by the age of 12. This relationship laid the foundation for his painting and drawing skills. He later went on to study at Atelier Lack and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
His luminous still life oils have established national recognition and garnered numerous awards since he began painting full-time at age 30. Legg is recognized as a Master Signature member by the "Oil Painters of America." His work can be seen in distinguished galleries across the United States and is highly sought after and collected in America and abroad. His paintings have been featured on the cover of Southwest Art magazine and Art of the West including full feature articles. Other publishers that have written about the artist include The Artists Magazine, American Art Collector and North Light Books.
Mr. Legg resides in the Colorado Rockies where he paints daily in his studio.
Jeff Legg (cont.)
1978-79 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.
1979 Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, MN.
1994 Fechin Institute, Taos, NM. Instructors: Leffel and McGraw
1998 Loveland Academy, Loveland, CO. Instructor: David Leffel
2006 – Inducted as the 44th Master painter of the Oil Painters of America
2005 – Award of Excellence, National Oil Painters of America Competition
2004 - Top Three Winner in National Oil Painters of America Competition
2004 - Demonstrator and Workshop teacher during National Oil Painters of America
2004 - New York Graphics Society releases print "Olive Jar and Apricots"
2004-1994 - Invited Artist- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK.
2004 - Top Auction results "St. Avips Ball" for Spiva Center for the Arts.
2003 - Collectors Award-"Estes Park Plein Air", Rocky Mountain National Park
2003 - "Interior Landscapes" Retrospective of Legg works-35 paintings at Spiva Center for the Arts
2003 - "Salon International"- San Antonio, TX. Two paintings accepted.
2004-1995 - Juried into seven National Oil Painters of America Exhibitions.
2004-2000 - "Great American Artists" Cincinnati, OH. Invited artist.
1997 - Award of Excellence, National Oil Painters of America Competition
1997 - Honored as a signature member of Oil Painters of America.
2014 – Art of the West: Front Cover & Feature Article
2005 - Southwest Art Magazine: Front Cover & Feature article
2004 - Southwest Art Magazine: Named as award winner in OPA National Exhibition.
2004 - The Artists Magazine: Featured in article
2002 - The Artists Magazine: Feature article by Jeff Legg
2000 - The Artists Magazine: Featured in article
1998 - North Light Publishers: Featured in book "200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists"
1998 - Southwest Art Magazine: Article featuring OPA award winners.