Stephen Mangum is a representational painter born in 1954 in Mississippi and currently living and working in San Francisco, California. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in painting, he is known primarily for his large-scale portraits. His works have been juried into and won awards in numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions and also published by PoetsArtists, International Artist, Create!, Artist Portfolio, Spotlight magazine and the Circle Quarterly Art Review. Most recently, he was selected from the finalists of the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial for exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His paintings are in private collections across the U.S.