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Chris Armstrong is known for his masterful paintings of the Sea as organic and enlivened landscapes. Armstrong's realistic representations of the ocean vary from elegantly serene to voraciously dynamic. From an early age his father, realist painter David Armstrong, immersed Chris in the American realist tradition. Chris spent extensive time studying art in Florence Italy and went on to receive a Masters of Fine Art from NYU. Chris feels a deep calling to the expanse of the sea and maintains a close connection to the ocean from his home in New England, surfing year round and drawing inspiration from the varied ocean landscape.

2017 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2016 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY2013Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2012 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT2010Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT2008Morrison Gallery, Kent, CTBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT2004Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2003 Paris, New York, Kent, CT

2016 "50 Years a Dealer: George Henoch Shechtman," Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2015 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL"Water Scenes," Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2014 "Holiday Group Show," Gallery Henoch, New York, NY"Summer Selections," Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston,MA
2013 Gallery Henoch, New York, NYPeter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2012 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY"Land, Sea, Sky," Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Gallery Henoch, New York, NYAqua10, Miami, FL"American Realism," Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NMBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
2010 Dallas Art Fair, TX"Artists Perspectives," Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM"Summer," Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MAGallery Henoch, New York, NY
2009 Art of the 20th Century, New York, NYGallery Henoch, New York, NYClark Gallery, Lincoln, MACraighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
2007 Meyer East, Santa Fe, NMEdith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CAPenn College, Lancaster, PAMunson Gallery, Chatham, MA
2006 Penn College, Lancaster, PAMeyer/Munson, Santa Fe, NMU.S. State Department's Art in Embassies, Kyrgyzstan Exhibition
2005 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA2003Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
2002 Paris, New York, Kent Gallery, CT2001Paris, New York, Kent Gallery, CT
1999 B&S Gallery, Williamsport, PA1997Boone Gallery, PAB&S Gallery, Williamsport, PA
1996 Bennington Art Museum, VT
1995 Rose Gallery, CTBennington Art Museum, VT
1993 MVP Exhibition, Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY

Fidelity InvestmentsDodge & Cox Federal Reserve Bank of BostonWellington Group
Geisinger Hospital Corporation
Bennington Fine Art Museum

“Armstrong at Beth Urdang,” ArtNEWS, November, 2013
“Boston Uncommon,” Architectural Digest, October, 2013
"Portraits of Power, Perception," Boston Globe, September 2009
"Christopher Armstrong Down By the Sea" Bucknell University Magazine, Spring 2009
Issue, Alumni Profile pg. 53, 2009
"Conflating Austerities" Boston Globe, March, 2007
"Art in Embassies" AIR Magazine, September, 2006
"PKNY Opens One Man Show" Kent G.T.D, May 2003
"Water Water Everywhere" U.S. Art Magazine, May 1998

1991-93 M.F.A. New York University
1988 S.A.C.I. Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
1985-89 B.A. Bucknell University
1981-85 The Taft School

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