Fine Arts

Painter Spotlight: Jacob Collins, ‘The Poignancy of Life’

“Banjo,” 2012, by Jacob Collins. Oil on canvas, 26 inches by 50 inches. (Courtesy of Jacob Collins)
“Banjo,” 2012, by Jacob Collins. Oil on canvas, 26 inches by 50 inches. (Courtesy of Jacob Collins)

Jacob Collins (born 1964) started painting at an early age, copying Old Master paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He studied in Europe and...

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