Mel Crawford

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Location CT, United States
Introduction Mel Crawford has lived and painted in New England for over 40 years. In his early years his medium of choice was watercolor and he painted outdoors whenever possible. As his career progressed Crawford worked for Disney Studios, Sesame Street and several publishing houses. After changing his medium to acrylic, Crawford concentrated on fine art. Twice a finalist in the Arts for the Parks competition, his single entry “Summer Treasures” was selected by Ambassador Robert Strauss to hang in the Ambassador’s residence during his tenure in Moscow. Widely acclaimed as a painter and illustrator, Crawford has exhibited his award-winning work throughout the United States and Canada. His work can be found in museums, corporate offices and in the homes of private collectors. He is a winner of the Franklin Mint Gold Medal for watercolor and a winner of several Grumbacher Gold Medals. In July 2000 Crawford spent two weeks in Glacier National Park in Montana as artist in residence. In the fall of 2001 Crawford will be artist in residence for three weeks at Acadia National Park in Maine.