A third generation member of the successful Buckley family, Claude Buckley’s art decorates private and public spaces in four continents, including the United States Court of Appeals of Washington, DC.He has painted H.R.M. King of Spain, the New York Times art critic Hilton Kramer, his Uncle William F Buckley, Jr. and numerous other noteworthy public figures and celebrities. Among his recurrent patrons are Roger Milliken, of Milliken and Company, Esther and Jim Ferguson, former CEO of General Foods, and Chair of Young Concert Artists of New York.Claude’s devotion to painting stems from his childhood in Madrid, where he roamed the halls of the Prado Museum, the back stage of the Teatro Español, and the Teatro Estudio Madrid (which his parents, Reid and Betsy helped to establish). Upon graduating from the University of the South, Mr. Buckley moved to NY to explore the art world. He painted the homeless of his block on the Bowery while attending night classes at Parson’s School of Design and the NY Center for the Media Arts. Since establishing his studio in Camden, SC, after a seven year stint in his native Spain, Claude has traveled worldwide, painting commissioned portraits and murals. He also creates other more personal work, to placate his artistic desires, such as landscapes and most recently his provocative In America series of allegorical paintings ( featured in the Best of 2007 by Interior Design magazine).