Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Edson Campos has enjoyed sketching and painting since childhood. He is a completely self-taught artist. He frequents other countries and cultures to expand his artistic nature. Campos has exhibited his lifelike, passionate paintings and drawings in major cities throughout the world.
2009 Bronze Medal at the French Salon in Paris
2010 Showed In the Maison Centrale Des Artists in
2012 Gold Medal at Salon D Autumn in Coubron, France
2013 Disney Fina Art Program granted permission
to create Disney Princesses
2015 Semi-Finalist at the Outwin Boochever Portrait
Competition at the Smithsonian
2017 Exhibit at the Saint Louis University Museum
2018 Semi-Finalist at the National Portrait Competition in London
2018 Spectrum Award winner at Art Basel Week in Miami,Florida
2019 Silver Medal at the Historic French Salon, Paris
2020 Gold Medal at the French Salon in Paris
He moved to the United States in 1978 and quickly established himself as an artist of the highest caliber. He has exhibited his lifelike paintings and drawings at major cities throughout the country, winning many awards and much recognition. Edson's artwork has also been published in magazines, and has been commissioned to grace the walls of all 500 rooms in the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, California. Edson has participated in the acclaimed Art Expo New York, where his work was highly praised.
Edson has achieved so much success with his work that the November 1999 issue of The Artist's Magazine featured his work in a special section on painting techniques.
At the prestigious Coconut Grove Art Festival in 2002 and 2003 Edson received the Award of First Place.
His Artwork has been displayed at many Art Festivals thru out the U.S.A. where he has claimed numerous awards.
Edson was also honored with the Title of " Artist of the Year " by Orlando Modern Art Collection in 2003.
Bienalle Internazionalle dell'Arte Contemporanea in 2005, in Florence , Italy was his first exhibition outside USA