Born in Cincinnati Ohio, Chris Felix is an artist who specializes in realistic acrylic paintings with a story. A graduate of Elder High School and the College of Art Advertising in Cincinnati, Felix first received recognition for his art as a sixth grader at St. William School when his pencil sketch of Johnny Bench won him a Cincinnati Reds autographed baseball in a local department store’s “Draw Your Favorite Reds Player” contest. 32 years later in 2012, Felix took 1st and 3rd place in the “Art of Winning” art show at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Felix’s art career includes being a Graphic Designer, a Scenery Painter, Toy Prototype Painter and Fine Artist.
Felix is a competitive baseball player for over 40 years and draws inspiration from a time when listening to the Big Red machine with Mom, Dad and Grandma on the front porch and playing stickball in the street were common events. His work has been accepted by such honorable institutions as The Louisville Slugger Museum, The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (New York), The Green Diamond Gallery (Cincinnati), The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, The Museum Center at Cincinnati Union Terminal, The National Art Museum of Sport (Indianapolis), The George Krevsky Gallery (San Francisco), Convivio Center (San Diego), Art on the Levee Gallery (Newport), Topps Baseball Cards as well as others.
See more of his artwork on his website: www.chrisfelixfineart.com