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Jacob Collins
The difficult thing about painting a still life is the “life” part. Many still life paintings have a lot more “still” than “life”. Jacob Collins has a touch that keeps his still life subjects vibrant and fresh. When I first encountered his work, I was impressed with his range of subject matter. He is remarkably strong in figure, portrait, interior, landscape and still life painting. Most contemporary realists are satisfied to specialize in one or two of those subject areas. Collins is highly skilled in all of those categories. For some reason, though, I was particularly taken with his refined and painterly still life technique. The site contains many examples of his work in all of the genres as well as showcasing his figure and portrait drawings. (Link courtesy of State of the Art.)


8 responses to “Jacob Collins”

  1. equisite rendering of reality!

  2. graydon parrish Avatar
    graydon parrish

    Jacob is a master. He will surely prove that painting has an important place in contemporary life.

  3. i’m a freshment graphic student hope u can give me some oppinion…or some information.thank q!!!

  4. beautiful. lovely painting. uve achieved a great mood.

  5. Professor Jackie Brennan Avatar
    Professor Jackie Brennan

    I’m would like to use your work as an example for my students – a multi media study in quite a different technique using watercolour over white acrylic on a back background. It think it is a fascinating work with excellent compolsition. Well done and best of luck in your career.

  6. ifesinachi Gerald Ezezue Avatar
    ifesinachi Gerald Ezezue

    you are the most wonderfull painter in the world today.i rate you on the class of michel angelo the great.i adore you with all my being.

  7. what is this piece of art work called?

  8. […] of painting that led him back to New York where he has studied with at the Water Street Atelier of Jacob Collins, as well as independently with Max Ginsburg, Camie Davis and Carlos […]