International Guild of Realism
For the Advancement of Realism in Fine Art
Welcome

The International Guild of Realism's primary mission is to advance realism in fine art through museum exhibitions, art gallery shows, workshops and education programs conducted by our members, marketing support, and internet exposure.

You can learn more about IGOR by listening to the American Art Collective Podcast or keep reading below.

For us, "realism" ranges from the classical based upon traditional, academic-style painting to the contemporary where cutting edge techniques and a wide variety of subject matter are used to comment on today's world. Our members represent a wonderful spectrum of styles including (but not limited to) Trompe l'Oeil, photorealism, surrealism, and super-realism.

The International Guild of Realism was founded by a group of leading professional realism artists from around the globe in 2002 with four goals:

  • Recognize the best realists working today.
  • Create gallery and museum exhibition opportunities.
  • Provide advertising and marketing support for IGOR members.
  • Offer a bridge between art collectors and the highest quality realist art, created by our members.

We know that as greater numbers of art lovers have access to high-quality realism, the value of these paintings will increase — not just in monetary terms, but in appreciation, understanding, and international attention.

For art collectors, we have juried exhibitions in museums and galleries that span as many aspects of realism as possible, providing incredible panoramas of international work. For museums, we curate themed exhibitions that capture a snapshot of where realism is today. For fellow artists, we gather and share information about workshops conducted by members, and magazine features about realism techniques. It is our passion and our privilege to continuously grow and share this beautiful art form.


Donald Clapper, Founding IGOR Charter Member (right) with Adolfo Castillo and Wendie Martin, Publishers of International Artist Publishing and American Art Collector Magazine.

We believe the more realism artists succeed in the competitive art arena, the greater the benefit to the art lovers all around the world.

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International Guild of Realism
Scottsdale, Arizona

2022 Fall Salon
Online Exhibition

Oct 20 - Dec 20, 2022

And the winners are...
Our Newest Members
IGOR proudly welcomes these very talented artists:

Wayne Scarpaci
Anna Toberman
Katarina Spitzer
Karen Warshal
C. R. Bryant
Ed Gowen
Hiroshi Hayakawa
Emily Valentine Hutton
Kate Haanraadts
Manon Germain
Deborah Kommalan
Stephen A. Roberson
Terry Ward
Lisa Raymer
AnaMarie Liddell
Elizabeth Hoddevik
Narelle Zeller
Jan Priddy

IGOR Membership
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