Christopher Pierce is nationally recognized as an American Master, contemporary realist painter, known for a certain "realness" of life, a subtle romance and a sense of awareness that the viewer can relate to immediately. The artist, who has been called a "poetic realist," grew up near New York City and attended Hackley School in Tarrytown. He received his Bachelor's degree in painting from Skidmore College and his Master's of Fine arts degree from the College of St. Rose. He studied with David A. Leffel, known as a "painter's painter" in the style of early Dutch and Flemish painters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt; and with Terrence Coyle, one of the reknown Hudson River School realist painters, at the Art Student's League, in NYC.
Pierce has been featured in New York Art Review, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Adirondack Life and Studios magazines, to name just a few. Pierce is a member of many prestigious arts organizations including: The Salmagundi Club, The National Arts Club, The American Artists Professional League, and The Southern Vermont Arts Center. Pierce is the recipient of many awards and he is included in many important collections both national and international.