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Peter Layne Arguimbau
The son of a well known portrait painter, Peter Layne Arguimbau was first handed a paint brush by his father at the age of eight. Educated at the Art Students' League, New York; Vassar College, New York; and the Loomis School, Connecticut, he also studied Renaissance Art for three years in Italy. He has lived and painted throughout the world. Peter possesses an old world painting style, using Flemish techniques of the 1600's. He makes his own materials, grinding the paints from powders, preparing oily-resinous media, and framing his own works, adding hand finishes to his frames. He has involved himself in the entire painting process from an early age, working through the problems of art and emulating the Renaissance experience, which clearly glows throughout his work. Among his many exhibitions are those at the National Academy of Design and the Silvermine Guild, and he has received notable awards such as the Huntington Award, Hudson River Valley Art Award, the Newington Prize at the Greenwich Village Art Show in New York City and the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.