Jeff C. Leggs artistic
interests developed in childhood and by age 13, he was apprentice
to a well known regional artist and college art professor Darral
Dishman. This nearly four years of mentoring under Mr. Dishman
laid the foundation for his drawing and painting skills which
led him to study at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis
College of Art and Design. The great masters, Chardin, Rembrandt,
and more contemporarily the Wyeths are among his artistic influences.
It is this nod to the legacy of the old masters combined with
his inspired contemporary use of chiaroscuro and subject matter
that engage fellow artists and collectors world wide.
Today, Leggs artwork is
represented by some of the nations most distinguished galleries
coast to coast. He is honored as an Oil Painters of America Master
painter and has won numerous prizes including awards at both
the 2004 and 2006 National Oil Painters of America Exhibition,
and more recently Salon International 2008 as well as the Oil
Painters of America Western Regions Best Master Signature
Member. His paintings have been featured in The Artists
Magazine, North Light books, Southwest Art, Art of the West,
Western Art Collector and American Art Collector magazines. In
December 2005, his artwork graced the cover of Southwest Art
as featured artist and article.
Currently, Legg resides in the
Northern Colorado Rockies. He paints daily in his studio.