Todd Connor is active/lives in Oklahoma, Montana. Todd Connor is known for river genre, landscape, figure, history.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Todd Connor began painting at age 12, and from that time has been fascinated by basic shapes, harmony of color, and atmospheric works that suggest serenity and easier times. He is a plein-air painter, ever seeking the illusion of outdoor light.
Biography from Whistle Pik Galleries
For subject matter, he has done extensive travel along the major rivers, Civil War battlefields, and other historic sites. He has also studied at Tulsa Junior College, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Todd Connor combines his passion for American history and love of nature to create paintings that evoke the Old West. The former Navy S.E.A.L. studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in 1997.
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As an Artist Member of the California Art Club and Oil Painters of America, his work has received national recognition. The November 2000 issue of "Southwest Art" magazine featured an article on Connor's paintings that were inspired by the Lewis and Clark expedition. Connor's sense of historical verisimilitude in his paintings has been developed through extensive reading of American history and pioneer journals and through participation in mountain man rendezvous, civil war battle reenactments, and cowboy gatherings.
The artist's studio is in Montana and he paints throughout the West.
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