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Greenwich's Bruce Museum Staffer Named 'Artist Of The Year'

Sean Murtha, who works at Greenwich's Bruce Museum, was recently honored as Artist of the Year by the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Sean Murtha, who works at Greenwich's Bruce Museum, was recently honored as Artist of the Year by the Connecticut Audubon Society. Photo Credit: Courtesy Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Bruce Museum exhibition preparator Sean Murtha was recently named the Connecticut Audubon Society 2013 Artist of the Year.

Murtha was recently recognized for his "expert realism in painting the birds and landscapes of the Long Island Sound," according to a news release. He is an award-winning master wildlife painter.

A dozen of Murtha’s oils and watercolors were on display at the Connecticut Audubon Society's annual bird art show, "Birds in their Habitat," which took place in Fairfield in September, along with artworks by 20 other artists in various media, according to the news release.

"At the Bruce Museum, Murtha is an integral part of the team that designs and installs exhibitions," museum representatives said in the release

In the photo above, he is shown putting his artistic talent to work on a diorama highlighting an oyster reef that will be on view in the exhibition Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound opening Nov. 2.

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