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Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA). He was selected as an Artist of Recognition in 2001 by the Portrait Society of America. He exhibited his work in the 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition in 2003 at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. Griffin was honored to be juried into the 2004 “Sunlight and Shadow” exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausaw, WI. His portrait commissions include “Mural of Justice” for the Hatboro, PA, District Court, and a portrait of Edward F. Burns, Mayor of Bensalem and member of the State of Pennsylvania Legislature. Griffin is best known for portraits and landscapes, especially of Chesapeake Bay and New England boats.
Griffin studied at the prestigious Pen n s ylva n ia Ac ademy of F i ne Arts in Philadelphia. His studies have included classical painting and architecture with Alvin Holm AIA; Impressionism at the Cape Cod School of Art founded by Henry Hensche in 1931; and classical drawing and design at Barnstone Studios in Coplay, PA. In 1993, he moved to Maryland to study with renowned portrait artists Cedric and Joanette Egeli. He says studying with the Egelis, in particular, shaped his Impressionist style. Griffin is a member of Classical A mer ic a, t he Mar yland Societ y of Portrait Artists; and the Mid-
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