Chris Felix Fine Art
Chris Felix, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is an artist who specializes in fine art acrylic sports paintings. A graduate of Elder High School and the College of Art Advertising in Cincinnati, Chris 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.
Highlights of Chris's art career include being a graphic designer, a scenery painter for major amusement parks, and toy prototype painter for Hasbro and Warner Brothers. He has been a freelance fine artist since 1997.
Recent exhibitions include the 12th Annual Art of Baseball Exhibition at the George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco (2009), James Fiorentino and Friends at the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) in Indianapolis (2008-2009), and Feature Artist with Art Design Consultants (ADC; 2009) and the 5th Street Gallery in Cincinnati (2010). Chris' work is also on display in the permanent collections of NAMOS and the Green Diamond Gallery in Cincinnati.
Discussions of Chris' work have been featured on WXIX-TV and WGUC-FM, both in Cincinnati. He has also been written about in two of sportswriter Mike Shannon's books, Willie Mays: Art in the Outfield and Coming Back to Baseball: Cincinnati Astros and the Joys of Over 30 Play.
The Topps Card Co. commissioned Chris to do ten paintings as part of their 2010 National Chicle Baseball Card set. The cards were released on April 28, 2010.