Favoring rich painterly surfaces enhanced by a careful attention to brushwork, CHRISTOPHER MAGADINI has developed a unique style that blends Contemporary Impressionism with the naturalism of 19th century American Landscape Painting. He draws from both of these movements, as well as from abstraction, in his quest to portray that ineffable power in nature that stirs the human spirit. His success lies not in “the replication of what the eye sees” but in “the creation of an image that embodies thoughts and feelings.”
In recent years, Magadini has become known as a plein air painter. A former illustrator, Magadini’s credits include covers for Reader's Digest magazine, illustrations and promotional brochures for Reader's Digest Books, and illustrations for Guideposts, Angels, Field & Stream, Boating, Audubon, Flying, Women's Day, Scholastic Books and Zebra Books. He has designed stamps for the United Nations and the current American Heritage Series Collectors Plates for Royal Copenhagen USA. Illustrated books include Bible Life and Times; The Illustrated Dictionary of Bible Life and Times; After Jesus; A Passage to India; Great Disasters and Rodale's Naturally Great Foods Cookbook.
Magadini is a graduate of The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and holds an M.F.A. degree from Syracuse University. He has taught at Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and has been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, and summers in the Adirondacks.