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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Jacob Collins

Jacob Collins














Landscapes, still life, interiors and figurative art work by contemporary realist painter

"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."















Andrzej Malinowski

Andrzej Malinowski










(Né en 1947)

"Ses nus lumineux, diaphanes, aux yeux mi-clos, aux poses simples et pleins de grâce nous envoient bien au delà d'une simple contemplation des formes. Ses belles apparaissent, venant de l'ombre, drapées de matières riches et sensuelles, vers la lumière. Ses toiles, dotées, d'indéniables qualités formelles et d'une exceptionnelle maîtrise, sont des icônes de la féminité."




















John Jude Palencar

John Jude Palencar




John Jude Palencar (born 1957 in Fairview Park, Ohio) is a fantasy, science fiction, and horror artist. Over 100 book covers have been adorned by his art, including all three covers of the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. He graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1980.

Palencar has exhibited in numerous group shows in galleries, colleges and universities throughout the United States. Demand for his work extends into Europe and the Pacific rim through sales of his original paintings, second-rights usages and commissions.

He was a featured artist for IDEA Magazine in Japan. Many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe include his paintings. Palencar has created covers for several novels by Stephen King, who also holds Palencar's work in his private collection.

When Knopf published Eragon in 2003, they called on Palencar to draw the cover. He also drew the cover for Eldest and Brisingr.Paolini said that he named Palancar Valley after him long before Palencar illustrated the cover of Eragon.































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