Jacob Collins is active/lives in New York. Jacob Collins is known for classical realist portrait, figure and still life painting.
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
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
He enrolled New York Studio School and Columbia University, and in 1987 to l ... Displaying 750 of 2398 characters.