Andrei Kushnir


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Andrei Kushnir
About the author

Andrei Kushnir, a plein air painter for over thirty years, has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. His works have been shown in exhibitions juried by curators from the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery. He is a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, an elected member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and the Salmagundi Club, NYC, a US Coast Guard Official Artist, and member of Oil Painters of America. His work is in the public collections of the US Coast Guard, DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland University College, South Florida Community College’s Museum of Florida’s Art & Culture, the Virginia Historical Society, the University Club, Washington DC and in numerous private collections around the world. He is the only living artist accorded an exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society. He is also the founder of the Potomac River School of artists. A book about his work in the Shenandoah Valley will be published by the George F. Thompson Publishing Co., Staunton, VA, in 2014. Articles about the artist have appeared in publications as diverse as the Nature Conservancy Magazine and the Washington Times newspaper, and he has been videotaped while painting by the Arizona Bureau of Tourism and Synavista, both visible on youTube, as well as by Winchester (VA) 9 Television. He is the owner of American Painting Fine Art, Washington, DC.