Scott Fraser is a leading figure in twenty-first century realist painting, specializing in taking ordinary objects and composing them in extraordinary ways. He breathes new life into traditional subject matters with a high level of skill and remarkable sensibility.

Timothy J. Standring is the Gates Foundation Curator of Painting &Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum. He has curated over thirteen exhibitions at the museum and has published widely on subjects that include British watercolor sketching, Van Gogh? drawings, and Degas?onotypes.

William H. Gerdts, an eminent art historian with a doctorate from Harvard University, is a leading authority on American still-life painting. His special interests within the field include American impressionism, regional American art, and neoclassic American sculpture.

Robert C. Jackson is a contemporary still life artist and author of?Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters. His work is exhibited widely, and can be found in museum collections around the country.

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