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Damir

Damir May – Bio

“When one looks at Damir May’s work, it is clear that he is the modern day successor to the Florentine tradition. He has emerged as one of the consummate artists of the 21st Century”
said Ross Tiffin in his article about Damir published in Art of England magazine.

Damir May is a living master of portraiture & figurative art who graduated from Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy with main emphasis on the techniques of “Old Masters”.

Founder of May Fine Art Studio and May Gallery in Vienna, Austria.

Over the years he has won a string of Awards in international art competitions. Articles about him and his work have been featured in Art of England, Sunday Morning Newspaper, Picture Business, Luxury Living, Playboy, Contour, Kurier and Life Style magazines.

His drawings and paintings are presented in several books such as Forgotten Beauty, Strokes of Genius 5: Composition and Face Figure Identity.

His works are found, inter alia, in respectable collections of Carl XVI. Gustaf, King of Sweden, Fumihito of Akishino, Prince of Japan, Croatian Parliament and Fred Ross, the president of Art Renewal Centre. Along that, his works are permanently represented at the Angel Academy of Art.

2006
graduated from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
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Awards & Accomplishments

2019

14th ARC Salon Competition

Finalist, Figurative Category

2013

Feature Award, Strokes of Genius 5: Composition book

North Light Books

2012

Special Recognition Award

Artrom International Art Competition Beholding

2012

Feature Award

Still Point Arts Quarterly Magazine, summer issue

2012

Feature

Bluecanvas Magazine

2012

Finalist, Painting Category, Donkey Art Prize

The Blindonkey Project

2012

Nude of the Day Award

Barebrush online gallery

2012

Curator Choice Award Nominee, Nudes of the Month

Barebrush online gallery

2012

Feature Award

Pomona Valley Review Magazine

2012

First Place, Solitude

A Singular Creation Competition

2012

Top 300

BP Portrait Award

2012

Feature, Highlight Art

MysteryBuild.com

2012

Feature Award, Face Figure Identity book

Sprocketbox Entertainment

2012

Feature

Art of England Magazine

2012

Feature, Figurative Art Group

Artreview Online Art Magazine

2012

Finalist, People

A Singular Creation Competition

2012

Feature

Nitram Charcoal Newsletter

2012

Award for Promoting Sisak-Moslavina County through Art

Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia

2012

Homepage Feature

BlueCanvas.com

2011

First Place, Black&White

A Singular Creation Competition

2011

Feature

Bluecanvas Newsletter

2011

Feature, Alumni News,

Angel Academy of Art Blog

2011

Finalist, Drawing Category

International 2010/2011 Art Renewal Center Salon

2011

Feature

Luxury Living Magazine

2011

Feature, Alumni News

Angel Academy of Art Blog

2010

Damir, Forgotten Beauty book

City Museum Sisak

2010

Feature

Playboy Magazine

2010

Finalist, Drawing Category

International 2009/2010 Art Renewal Center Salon

2010

Feature

Life Style Magazine

2010

Feature

Contour Art Magazine

2010

Feature

Sunday Morning Newspaper

2008

Feature

Picture Business Art Magazine

2008

Homepage Feature

Angel Academy of Art Website

2006

Finalist, Still-Life Category

International 2005/2006 Art Renewal Center Salon

2005

Honorable Mention

International 2004/2005 Art Renewal Center Salon

2004

First Place, ARC Scolarships Competition

Art Renewal Center

2004

Purchase Award, ARC Scolarship Competition

Art Renewal Center

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Published Books

Strokes of Genius 5: Composition,

North Light Books, 2013

Face Figure Identity,

Sprocketbox Entertainment, 2012

Forgotten Beauty,

City Museum Sisak, 2010

Art Collections

Damir’s work can be found in collections through out the world such as:

  • HRH Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • HIH Prince Akishino of Japan
  • Croatian Parliament
  • Fred Ross, Chairman of Art Renewal Center
  • Angel Academy of Art, Florence
  • Buckingham Fine Art Publishers, UK
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Exhibitions

2019

May Gallery

Opening Exhibition

2017

Art 18, Wien

Kunst Fest Währing

2016

Spring Fair Birmingham

With Buckingham Fine Art

2015

May Fine Art Studio

Opening Exhibition

2012

Still Point Art Gallery

Still Point IV On Line Juried Exhibition

2012

Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco

Notorious Juried Exhibition

2012

Barebrush Art Gallery

Nudes of the Month May On Line Juried Exhibition

2012

Striegl Gallery, Sisak

Sacred Art Juried Exhibition

2012

W.H.Patterson Gallery, London

Group Exhibition

2012

AAF Battersea, London

With W.H.Patterson Gallery

2012

Georgia Museum of Art

Kress Project On Line Exhibition

2011

W.H.Patterson Gallery, London

Solo Exhibition

2011

Art Chicago, Chicago

With W.H.Patterson Gallery

2011

AAF Battersea, London

With W.H.Patterson Gallery

2011

City Museum Sisak, Sisak

Solo Exhibition

2011

AAF Hampstead, London

With W.H.Patterson Gallery

2011

W.H.Patterson Gallery, London

Group Exhibition

2010

City Museum Sisak, Sisak

Solo Exhibition

2010

Bardini Museum, Florence

Annigoni's Legacy Juried Exhibition

2008

Spring Fair Birmingham

With Buckingham Fine Art

2007

W.H.Patterson Gallery, London

Group Exhibition

2007

Magidson Fine Art Gallery, Aspen

Group Exhibition

2005

Kristofor Stankovic Gallery, Zagreb

Solo Exhibition

2005

Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Juried Alumni Exhibition

2004

Striegl Gallery, Sisak

Juried Exhibition

2004

Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Juried Alumni Exhibition

2003

Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Juried Alumni Exhibition

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