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J. Christian Snedeker was born in 1952 and lived on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, until 1967. He attended the Boston Museum School of Art in the early 70's, where he studied painting, drawing, and photography. Upon completion of his studies, he moved to Charleston, SC, and began a career in furniture making. Though creatively satisfying, it was painting rather than furniture making that was Snedeker's passion. In the 1990's Snedeker returned to a more intensive study of painting and joined the Charleston Artist Guild and became an associate member of Oil Painters of America. He was welcomed into the art community with a "Best in Show" award at the 2001 Artist Guild Member Exhibition. Other awards Snedeker has received include: Third Place-Folly Beach Festival of Arts 2000 juried by John Carroll Doyle; Honorable Mention-Charleston 2001 People's Choice Art Exhibit; Honorable Mention-Charleston Outdoor Painters Association 2004 Paint-Out juried by John Carroll Doyle; and Second Place-2007 Charleston Southern Light Paint Out juried by Jonathan Green. Of his artwork, Snedeker says, "I don't remember what first interested me in art, but the event that definitely ignited in me the realization of the power of painting, and a desire to explore it, was the Andrew Wyeth retrospective exhibit at The Boston Museum in 1970. I was simply awed by the power of an artistic vision that sought to delve deeply into the reality of one man's world. It is this searching that compels me to put paint to canvas."

Angel Oak

Back Bay, Cedar Key

Country Cottage

Far Horizon

Flood Tide

In the Country

Moonrise over Cumbahee Rice Fields

Return to Moise Island

Rockville Sunset

Run Forrest, Run

Sometime Past

Stono Sunset

The Dockmaster

The Old Lodge, Donnelly

The Water is Wide (Daufuskie Sound)

Tree Dance

Turn in the Creek

You Can Trust Your Car


Beaufort Marsh

Castle Pinckney Sunset

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Marsh

McLeod Plantation

On Amelia Island

Palmetto Flats

Pleasant Bay

Rising Tide

Rockville Nocturne

Russell Creek, Edisto

Silver Light

Summer Marsh

Through the Gate

Valona Seafood II