Jacob Collins is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical painting. He earned a BA in history from Columbia College, attended the New York Studio School, the New York Academy of Art, and the Art Students League. As a student, Collins also copied extensively in museums in America and Europe. His work has been widely exhibited in North America and Europe and is included in several American museums. Collins is the founder of the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art, and the Hudson River Fellowship.
Here is a selection of recent press:
Kimball, Roger. “Classical Realism: Antidote to ‘Novelty Art’.” The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2008: D9;
Malafronte, Allison. “Jacob Collins: Painting in the Tradition of the Past.” American Artist, February 21, 2008;
Wurster, Lisa. “Process of Illumination.” The Artist’s Magazine, May 2007: 30-37;
Moorman, Margaret. “A Brush with the Past.” Columbia Magazine, Spring 2007: 12-19;
Panero, James. “The Jacob Collins Interview.” The New Criterion (September 6, 2006);
“Power of Tradition.” (From “Electric Company: Power 2006.”) Art + Auction, December 2006: 135;
Wolf, Rachel. “Jacob Collins, A Classical Realist Who Thinks Ahead.” Fine Art Connoisseur, September/October 2006;
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