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Jacob Collins

 (born 1964/65)
Jacob Collins is active/lives in New York.  Jacob Collins is known for classical realist portrait, figure and still life painting.

Jacob Collins

Born and raised in New York City, Jacob Collins is a champion of Classical Realism, a return to the 19th-century Academic technique that is counter to abstraction.  Among his portrait commission subjects are U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, J. Paul Getty Jr., and George H.W. Bush.

As a child, he showed the tendencies on which he has based his art career.  He began sketching Old Master pictures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where his grandmother used to take him.  She was Alma Binion Schapiro, who had trained as an artist in Paris, and Collins' great uncle was Meyer Schapiro, a renowned art historian.

He enrolled New York Studio School and Columbia University, and in 1987 to l  ...  Displaying 750 of 2398 characters.

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About  Jacob Collins

Born:  1964/65 - New York City
Known for:  classical realist portrait, figure and still life painting