us, “realism” ranges from classical realism (based upon the
traditional, academic-style painting techniques) to contemporary realism
(where cutting edge techniques and subject matter are used to comment
on today’s world). Trompe l’oeil, photorealism, surrealism,
and super-realism are some of the genres included within the range of
realism choices for modern artists, as well.
The International Guild of Realism was founded by a group of leading professional
realism artists from around the globe in 2002 with four goals:
• Recognizing the best realists working today
• Creating exhibition opportunities
• Providing technical and promotional support
• To offer a bridge between art collectors and the highest
quality realist art, created by our members
It’s all based upon the proven belief that the more art lovers of
the world have access to high-quality realism, the greater the value these
paintings will have. Value not just in monetary terms, but in appreciation,
understanding and international attention.
For art collectors, we create juried exhibitions in museums and galleries
that span as many aspects of realism as possible so that they can see
the panorama of international work in this field in one show. For museums,
we curate themed exhibitions that provide a snapshot of where realism
is today. For fellow artists, we provide information about workshops conducted
by members and magazine features about realism techniques so that the
quality of the art form continues to improve around the world.
It’s all based upon one simple premise: The more realism artists
succeed in the competitive art world, the greater the benefit to the art
lovers of the world.
Contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Guild of Realism