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Contemporary Realism and Classical Realism by Artist Rebecca King Hawkinson

Contemporary Realism and representational works of art in the tradition of Classical Realism including landscapes, still life, and portraits. American Artist Rebecca King Hawkinson was as an apprentice of Benjamin Long IV, an apprentice to Pietro Annigoni. You deserve a lifetime of Classical beauty for your walls. Find your favorites in our collections.

Artist Rebecca King Hawkinson at work

About the Art of Rebecca King Hawkinson

I have always been inspired by strokes of paint.  As a child visiting the National Gallery in Washington, DC with my Mother, I was enchanted by the paintings on the wall thick with textural illusion and enigmatic smiles.  Each canvas connects ideas, emotions, experiences all in a line; as though ordering a disordered world. My early relationship with paintings caused the seed of an idea to grow in me.

“I will do that,” I breathed.  “As for me, I shall have real art around me, I shall fill space with it.  I shall get my hands filthy with it.”

Rebecca King Hawkinson

Paint is made up of bits of earth and plant oil used day to day to create the opportunity to save beautiful moments.  Art is earthy; it stains your hands, and seeps through and stains your soul, crossing the membrane between what is material and what is not. Art is raw, cutting edge in the ancient way.  Burning your eye and your spirit like the searing contrast of the lavender ribbon that runs along the branch in the dead of winter only to turn into resonant golden ochre at the tip of the limb.   The artist is the transistor in the radio, the canary in the coal mine, the maligned prophet.  The artist takes this role to the highest standards all in order to say true things, in order to create resonance, harmony, and joy.

Art makes a way.

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Artist Rebecca King Hawkinson paints in Italy as the sun sets.

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