“I believe in creating paintings with skills obtained through the hard work of learning to draw and paint from life. This portrait represents about four and a half sessions with Mr. Seibel. I decided beforehand to avoid merely filling empty space and instead chose to leave it wherever it was during our last session. I painted him while he worked on his computer and I believe I’ve captured both his intelligence and his intensity.” — Jas Knight
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Jas sold his first painting at age of seven. At eight years old, Jas had his first one-man show at Greater Hartford Community College (now Capital Community College). He went on to receive numerous awards and study at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Jas lives in Brooklyn, where he spends most days painting and drawing from life.
[Michael Seibel (headshot)], date unknown. Martin Klimek. Image Courtesy of Michael Seibel.
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