Academy of Realist Art, Boston has finished hosting its second annual Figure Painting Competition and has announced Angel Academy of Art, Florence alumnus, Cesar Santos, as the grand prize, and viewer's choice, winner!
The competition spanned over five days with ten big name artists from all over the world. Santos's winning painting is pictured below:
You can see all the final works and a recap from the school here: http://www.araboston.com/2016-figure-painting-final-paintings/a
Even the Boston Globe got in on the competition: https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/07/22/artists-face-off-boston-figure-painting-competition/UHryNW1XZfG4PotVbJ1UPM/story.html