FSU Honorary Doctorate recipient and artist Christopher Still, is currently exhibiting at the Appleton Museum of Art in a show titled, Visions of Florida: Perspectives on the Sunshine State. The public is invited to join the artist for a discussion about the inspirations, processes and history behind his work on March 25, 2021 at 7 pm. The artist talk is free and online.
A native Floridian, Still graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and continued his studies with courses in human anatomy at Jefferson Medical School and an apprenticeship in traditional techniques in Florence, Italy. The artist earned awards for outstanding accomplishment in painting, a European Travel Fellowship, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for outstanding accomplishment in Fine Art.
His paintings can be found in museums and private collections including the Governor’s Mansion of Florida and the Smithsonian Institution. In the Tampa Bay Area his work can be seen at the St. Petersburg City Hall, Tampa International Airport, Sandpearl Resort, Opal Sands Resort and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Of special note are ten murals commissioned by the Florida House of Representatives in which the artist depicted Florida’s historic and natural beauty. He was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and is the Artist in Residence for the Florida Legislature.