Jacob Collins
American, born 1964
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Selected exhibitions
2017
20th Anniversary Show,
Grenning Gallery
2016
Adelson Galleries at Art Southampton 2016,
Adelson Galleries
2015
Adelson Galleries at Seattle Art Fair 2015,
Adelson Galleries

A contemporary classical painter, Jacob Collins was trained in New York and Paris. He is known equally for his portraiture (having depicted J. Paul Getty Jr., President George W. Bush, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger) and his landscapes and still lifes. Aiming to "paint with the skills of past masters while still feeling fresh," Collins' practice relies on rigorous observation and draftsmanship. His bold treatment of light renders his works at once immediate and exuding a sense of timelessness. Collins has founded multiple painting ateliers in the tradition of the French academy.