Christopher Blossom grew up along the coast of Connecticut surrounded by art and boats. Both his father David and grandfather Earl were well-known illustrators, and his summers were spent sailing and exploring the New England coast. It therefore seemed natural to combine the two interests, and as a result Blossom has become known mainly for his historical marine paintings. Blossom’s training included studies with his father — which often involved outdoor painting excursions and invaluable critiques — and at Parsons School of Design (New York City). After leaving Parsons, Blossom pursued a career in illustration, working for many publishers in New York before gradually shifting his work into galleries and shows across the country.
Blossom has had several solo exhibitions at The Grand Central Art Galleries (New York City) and with J Russell Jinishian Gallery (Fairfield, CT). His work has been exhibited at numerous museums and in group and solo shows throughout the country. He is a fellow and former president of the American Society of Marine Artists and a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America. The artist has been a longstanding participant in the Prix de West Invitational, where he has received numerous awards, culminating in 2010 when his painting was selected for the Prix de West Purchase Award and is now included in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collection. His work has been featured in American Artist, Art of the West, Sea History Magazine, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and most recently The Saturday Evening Post.
Blossom is represented by Claggett/Rey Gallery (Vail, CO), J. Russell Jinishian Gallery (Fairfield, CT), and Wood River Fine Arts (Ketchum, ID).