Steven Assael is active/lives in New York. Steven Assael is known for contemporary realist figure painting.
Biography Steven Assael
Steven Assael is known for his realistic figurative painting. As
a child he showed an interest and skill in drawing. He attended
the Pratt Institute in the 1970s, when figural art was less in favor
than minimalist painting and sculpture, process art, and word art.
Despite this proclivity toward abstraction, Assael and a group of
like-minded artists pursued their interest in figurative painting.(1)
Assael seeks to portray the heroic image in his contemporary
compositions, much in the manner of a Caravaggio, a Velásquez, or a
Goya, all of whom dealt with very complex and challenging images in
their most mature and successful works. With consummate skill,
the artist builds surfaces to accurately reflect v
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