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Craig A Christiansen

DeanGleisbergFineArt

Loomis, CA

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I have been interested in art ever since I was six years old in my native rural Kansas. I always knew what I wanted to be in life...and that was to be an artist.

I am an eclectic artist, always experimenting in the creation of my art and subject matter. I love exploring all kinds of subject matter from the vast “banquet table of life.” One comes this way only once, so I love to reach out and grab any and everything that grabs my fancy at any given moment to explore creatively. The closest I come to concentrating on any single subject is about my love of the Mexican people and culture, especially after being married to a lovely and inspiring Californian of Mexican descent for many years now.

My art education and training has been a combination of self-taught art, high school, college, correspondence schools, and actual experience. Over the years, I have exhibited my works of fine art at various settings in sidewalk shows, galleries, public buildings, and museums...even the White House.

Among my most notable works of art are:

A 4-ft wide by 2-ft high acrylic montage painting about the history of Sacramento, entitled: “Sacramento Perspective, ” painted for the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. It was later presented to President Jimmy Carter in March of 1977 as a gift from the people of Sacramento, CA.

Three large murals were painted in acrylics on canvas for the Sacramento Army Depot from 1976 to 1979 to help observe the U.S. Army’s Bicentennial. The depot closed down in March of 1994. The murals somehow mysteriously disappeared in the ensuing chaos of the closure never to be seen again.

A 4-foot x 5-foot acrylic painting on canvas (locally referred to as the ”mural”) containing 66 images depicting a greatly encapsulated interpretation of California Military History, which took almost four years to complete. It was dedicated on 5 June 2009. It can be seen in the main lobby of the California Military Museum located in Old Sacramento, California.

And finally, my most recent major work of art, is a commissioned 30” by 40” acrylics on canvas portrait of World War I Hero and Medal of Honor recipient, Corporal Harold William Roberts, the namesake for Camp Roberts, Paso Robles, California. Portrait painted for the Camp Roberts Historical Museum was unveiled and dedicated on 23 August 2008.
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Sandcastles at Sunset by Craig A Christiansen

 

De Colores by Craig A Christiansen

 

Emiliano Zapata Inmortal by Craig A Christiansen

 

Corrido of Joaquin Murrieta Poster by Craig A Christiansen

 

Soldaderas Mexicanas by Craig A Christiansen

 

La Zarzuela Espanola by Craig A Christiansen

 

Musica Tex Mex by Craig A Christiansen

 

Bolero by Craig A Christiansen

 

Mexican Conjunto II by Craig A Christiansen

 

Bright Ideas by Craig A Christiansen

 

tarantella calabrese by Craig A Christiansen

 

El Toro Rustico by Craig A Christiansen

 

Neon Mariachi by Craig A Christiansen

 

Bracero by Craig A Christiansen

 

Moment of Truth by Craig A Christiansen

 

Old California Fandango by Craig A Christiansen

 

Noche de Flamenco by Craig A Christiansen

 

Tres Reyes a Caballo by Craig A Christiansen

 

Mexican Charros by Craig A Christiansen

 

La Alma del Flamenco by Craig A Christiansen

 

Last Three Mexican Generals by Craig A Christiansen

 

Bracero by Craig A Christiansen

 

Bracero Stoop Labor by Craig A Christiansen

 

Stoop Labor by Craig A Christiansen

 

Tango Picasso-II by Craig A Christiansen

 

Picasso Portrait by Craig A Christiansen

 

The Red Bass Fiddle by Craig A Christiansen

 

La Bella Roma Antica by Craig A Christiansen

 

Fantasia Chroma by Craig A Christiansen

 

Rainy Palette by Craig A Christiansen

 

Enchanted Garden by Craig A Christiansen

 

Melting Tension by Craig A Christiansen

 

Vladimir by Craig A Christiansen

 

Guitar Maestro Variations by Craig A Christiansen

 

Ink Blob Mondrian by Craig A Christiansen

 

Charles LIndbergh and Spirit of St Louis by Craig A Christiansen

 

Crab Feast by Craig A Christiansen

 

Golden Steed with 2 Heads and an Aura by Craig A Christiansen

 

Lost Souls in Purgatory by Craig A Christiansen

 

Angelic Gamin by Craig A Christiansen

 

Boardwalk Bard by Craig A Christiansen

 

Steampunk Neon by Craig A Christiansen

 

Steampunk Beestie by Craig A Christiansen

 

Garrison Keillor an American Treasure by Craig A Christiansen

 

Lincoln's Billboard of History by Craig A Christiansen

 

Bro Soldiers 1942 by Craig A Christiansen

 

Jammin' by Craig A Christiansen

 

Cut Throat by Craig A Christiansen