Arcadia Fine Arts was founded in 1998 with the goal of creating a showcase for contemporary, representational artwork.
The gallery is internationally known for presenting acclaimed and distinguished painters including Malcolm T. Liepke, Jeremy Lipking, Ron Hicks, Daniel Sprick and many others. In addition to featuring established painters, the gallery takes great pride in providing a launching pad for younger, emerging artists who are poised to become tomorrow's masters.
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Francis LivingstonBiography of the Artist
Oil on panel
60" x 60"
Framed: 64" x 64"
Born in Cortez, Colorado, Francis Livingston has been painting for 25 years. He is in the top ranks of American illustrators, and his work has been widely published. Francis Livingston's paintings have been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Livingston was awarded Silver Medals from the New York Society of Illustrators in both 1997,1998. Francis Livingston studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver before moving to San Francisco in 1975 to attend the Academy of Art. He later taught there for 10 years. Influenced by Sargent and Whistler, Francis Livingston painted primarily in a monochromatic style until he began to study the work of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, including Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud and others. That led to experiments with color and a fondness for the California and French Impressionists. For nearly eight years, Francis Livingston has been painting the Santa Cruz boardwalk. "I'd always been intrigued by amusement parks, the rundown seediness, the intermingling of the past and present. When I went down to Santa Cruz for the first time in the 70's, it had that same quality as the old rides, the colors starting to fade. It fit in with the look I was after." Livingston has also done numerous portrayals of scenes from New York City and Coney Island, focusing on dramatic architecture and color. Francis Livingston lived and worked in San Francisco and San Anselmo for 20 years until he and his family relocated to the Sun Valley, Idaho area.