MEL CRAWFORD has lived in the Washington Connecticut area for more than thirty years. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Canada. His work can be found in museums and in the homes of private collectors. Mel is a past winner of the Franklin Mint Gold Medal for watercolor, and winner of several Grumbacher Gold Medals for excellence.
Collectors of fleetwood cachets will remember him for the "Flags of Canada", "Flags of the United Nations", and "Seals of the Fifty States" series. Twice a finalist in the "Arts for the Parks" competition, his entry "Summer Treasures" was chosen by Ambassador Robert Strauss to hang in the Ambassador's residence during his tenure in Moscow.
Widely acclamimed as a painter and illustrator, Crawford has done work for major magazines, newspapers and publishing houses. He has illustrated over two hundred children's books. Over 93 being Western Publishing titles.