Widely collected artist Claudia Seymour served as President Emeritus of the historic Salmagundi Club in New York from 2007-2013 and in 2019 was recipient of the Salmagundi Medal of Honor,  the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Salmagundian by the 147 year old Club.  She is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, has been awarded Master Circle status by the International Association of Pastel Societies, and is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America. Her classic still lifes in oil and pastel have been shown in over 175 national and international exhibitions, and she has won numerous prizes, as well as six medals, for her work in both oil and pastel. She was educated at the Art Students Leave of New York, The Cape Cod School of Art, The Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, she holds an MA in English Literature from New York University and a B.A. in English Literature from Duke University.

Honors Received:
Recipient of the Salmagundi Medal of Honor, Salmagundi Club, NY May 2019
Named “Honored Member” by the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club,
New York, New York, 2013
President of the Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, 2007 – 2013
Elected to the International Guild of Realism, 2012
Named a Signature Member of American Women Artists, 2011
Named a Master Pastellist, Pastel Society of America, 2011
Named a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League, 2009
Named a Semi-Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon, 2008
Pastel “Light Made Visible,” chosen from the 2008 Pastel Society
of America Annual
Exhibition, to be included in “Fifteen Best Pastels of 2008” at the Butler Institute of
American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2008-2009
Awarded Master Circle status by International Association of Pastel Societies, 2007
Invited to exhibit in the International Pastel Artists Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan;
Elected to Signature Membership (PSA), Pastel Society of America, 2004
Elected to Signature Membership in both the Connecticut Pastel Society and the
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, 2000