Lee Alban

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Lee Alban

United States

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Lee Alban is a contemporary realist painter currently specializing in two major narrative themes, the first celebrates the lives of Native Americans and the second brings attention to women who work at nontraditional roles.

 "Spirits of the American West" combines traditional landscape painting techniques with realistic trompe l'oeil renderings of vintage native American photographs.  This exceptional technique symbolically returns indigenous people to their ancestral lands.

 "Silk and Steel" portrays beautifully rendered portraits and figures of women set against an environment of massive machinery, celebrating the contributions of these women in industry.  They call themselves, "Ladies of Steam."

 Although distinct in both subject matter and technique, the two themes nevertheless share an emotional connection with the artist and collectors

Other themes include railroad scenes, western narratives, still life, landscapes, and portraits.  His painting, “Cool Waters” is scheduled for auction at the prestigious 2020 Russell Exhibition in Great Falls, Montana.

Lee is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, a highly acclaimed atelier in Baltimore, Maryland which has produced some of the country's finest artists.   The emphasizes is on traditional methods of preparing surfaces, grinding paint, and producing handcrafted oils and mediums.   Instruction concentrates on still life, portraiture, and figure painting.

Representation Includes

Dallas, Texas, Southwest Gallery

Fredericksburg, Texas, Good Art Co. Gallery

Annapolis, Maryland, Main Street Gallery

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lovetts Gallery


Honors:  Art Renewal Center Assoc. Living Master                                                          Signature Member Oil Painters of America                                                                            Elected Member Allied Artists of America                                                                        Signature Member National Oil and Acrylic Society   

Awards and Publications available at website     www.leealban.com

Contact     leealban@comcast.net    410-939-6549

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