Edmund Ian Grant
Edmund Ian Grant is represented in Galleries In New York, London and Berlin ; an internationally collected award-winning artist, he has been published in numerous catalogs, books and publications. Most recently, this includes a critical review of his solo show at the Walter Wickiser Gallery of Manhattan by D. Dominic Lombardi in the Huffington Post 11/20/2016 and a critical essay by world renown art historian Edward Lucie-Smith. In addition, he has been juried into the International German art-book Kunst Heute 2018 and selected for the 2019 released book100 Artists of the Future By Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.
Edmund has exhibited in many major USA cities and in some of the most important European cities -- Milan, London, Monte Carlo, Venice and Paris. His work has been displayed at many prestigious art fairs including the LA Art Show 2015-2018 , Art Aspen, Art Monaco and Concept Art Fair Miami during Art Basel week. Among his many awards is the Leonardo Award, First Prize in Painting -- Best of Show at the International Biennale of Chianciano 2015 held at the Chianciano Museum of Art in Tuscany; most recently, he was awarded 2nd prize in Painting overall at the London Art Biennale 2019 held at the Chelsea town hall in London May 23-26,2019, 120 artists from 40 nations.
In 2015, Edmund was chosen to produce a label and limited edition lithograph for the 2014 vintage of the famed cult winery Amuse Bouche owned by the legendary Napa Valley winemaker Heidi Barrett and entrepreneur partner John Schwartz. Edmund joins a unique group of artists who have produced labels and Lithos for the brand including LeRoy Nieman , Wayne Thiebaud, George Rodrique of Blue Dog fame, Guy Buffet, Steve Kaufman ( Andy Warhols protégé ), Ira Yeager and Hollywood legend Tony Curtis.
Robert P. Metzger PhD. art critic, art historian, and past Director Emeritus of the Reading Museum of Pennsylvania experiences Grant’s work to be “…hauntingly compelling narrative paintings (which) are psychologically edgy and expressionistic “ while world renowned art historian and art critic Edward Lucie-Smith called Edmund a “ powerfully original visual artist “.