TIM CANTOR

Tim Cantor was a child prodigy and today is known worldwide as an American surrealist and poet.  He began painting at the age of 5 with oil paints left to him by his great-grandfather, the English Artist, Lloyd Dundas Whiffen (1885-1951). At the age of 15, young Tim  won a Bank of America  achievement-in-arts-award and was given his first gallery exhibition, where one of his paintings was acquired for the permanent collection of the White House.   Inspired by the technical virtuosity of the classical masters and his own contemporary imagination, impassioned by the love that he shares with his wife and muse Amy, Tim Cantor is possessed by a work ethic that drives him through the night and allows him to sleep only when the sun comes up. Perhaps this explains why the line between memories and dreams is blurred in his work, and its meaning best  illuminated through the enigmatic poetry and prose that often accompanies the paintings.
In 2015, Tim began working closely with the grammy award-winning band Imagine Dragons. Tim created the cover for their second CD Smoke and Mirrors, as well as 13 paintings; one to represent every song.  His artwork was used in the stage production and the video SHOTS. The band was collectively so inspired by Tim’s work, they invited him to join them for a world tour, where a large gallery of the Artist’s work was presented at more than 60 shows in North America and Asia.  Smoke and Mirrors reached number #1 in the world on the Billboard top 200.  Tim has had solo exhibitions worldwide, including Athens, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Venice, New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. His paintings are in important private and corporate collections worldwide.

Blue Fin, oil on panel, 18.5 x 15.5 in, 2009
Blue Fin, oil on panel, 18.5 x 15.5 in, 2009

Twins

2016, Oil on Artist's Prepared Board, 16 x 12 in.

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The Stance

2009/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 16 x 16 in., Edition of 333

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The Other Half II

2014/2016, Chiarograph on Paper, 28 x 20 in., Edition of 100

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The Other Half (L'autre Moitie)

2014/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 30 x 30 in., Edition of 333

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The Ghost of You

2005/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 20 x 40 in., Edition of 333

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Telling of Bees

2014/2016, Hand Embellished Chiarograph on Paper, 10 x 13 in., Edition of 100

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Sweet Favour & Fiend

2016, Giclee on Canvas, 20 x 9.5 in., Edition of 333

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The Spoils of Sense

2016, Oil on Panel, 12 x 12 in.

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Selfless Ballerina

2010/2016, Hand Embellished Chiarograph on Paper, 13 x 10 in., Edition of 100

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La Virtue

2016, Giclee on Canvas, 20 x 9.5 in., Edition of 333

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Pretenders

2004/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 17 x 40 in., Edition of 333

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Portrayal of the Soul

2010/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 35 x 23 in., Edition of 333

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Pathos of Things

2012/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 23 x 37 in., Edition of 333

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Nostalgia

2014/2016, Hand Embellished Chiarograph on Paper, 20 x 14 in., Edition of 100

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My Beloved

2012/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 30 x 20 in., Edition of 333

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L'Autre Moitie

2014, Oil on Panel, 16 x 12 in.

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Journeyman

2007/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 36 x 23 in., Edition of 333

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Instruments de Musique (Bat)

2014, Oil on Panel, 12 x 9 in.

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Instruments de Musique (Dog)

2012, Oil on Panel, 12 x 9 in.

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Instruments de Musique

2014/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 30 x 20 in., Edition of 333

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Duality

2010, Oil on Panel, 9 x 12 in.

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Dragonfly

2016, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16 in.

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Coeur Parle au Coeur

2014, Oil on Panel, 9 x12 in.

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Beauty's Privilege

2002/2016, Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas, 54 x 42 in., Edition of 5

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Beautiful Monster

2012/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 24 x 24 in., Edition of 333

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A Wise Cry

2009/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 16 x 16 in., Edition of 333

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Blue Fin

2009/2016, Oil on Panel, 18 x 14.5 in.

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Like Child, Like Man

2009/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 27.5 x 18.5 in. Edition of 333

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Nostalgia

2014/2016, Giclee on Canvas, 41 x 33 in., Edition of 333

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Of Fact and Flower II

2016, Oil on Panel, 12 x 9 in.

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Farewell Not

2012, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in.

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Just Outside the Fence

2009, Oil on Panel, 14 x 18 in.

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Swan Lake II

2016, Oil on Panel, 9 x 12 in.

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Coeur Parle au Coeur II

2016, Oil on Panel, 12 x 9 in.

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The Royal See

2016, Oil on Panel, 19 x 10 in.

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The Blind Girl

2016, Oil on Panel, 10 x 10 in.

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