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Jacob Collins 1964 | American realist painter

Collins’ style is considered classical realism and his subject matter focuses on the figure, portraiture, still life and landscape as well as the occasional interior. Collins’ nude figurative works, especially, reveal a point of view that is distinctly contemporary, and his setups are simple, incorporating at most a bed sheet and a length of fabric. Collins’ drawing and paintings have been shown with museums and galleries in North America and Europe and he has been commissioned to paint portraits of J. Paul Getty, Jr, President George H.W. Bush and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. Collins is represented by Adelson Galleries -New York, the John Pence Gallery -San Francisco and Meredith Long Co. -Houston. He founded the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art and The Hudson River Fellowship.