Thursday, April 1, 2010

Caleb O'Connor - Portraits of the artist


I got a chance to visit Caleb's studio at the University of Alabama were he is currently working on a series of paintings for the new federal building. The series of paintings will tell the history of Tuscalooosa and Alabama. It is pretty powerful to think that these paintings will be in the building for the next couple hundred years. He is currently working on them in a studio on campus.

Caleb | The Artist

Born and raised in Hawaii, Caleb O’Connor moved to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, which has one of the top ranked painting programs in the nation. Caleb studied under the renowned painting professors Israel Hershberg, Mark Karnes, Barry Nemett, and Raul Middleman. During his senior year of college in 2001 he had his first solo exhibition at Gallery K in Washington D.C. Since then, he has shown in many galleries both nationally and internationally. Shortly after graduating with a BFA he taught an advance drawing course at the Delaware College of Arts and Design and painted portrait commissions of families from all parts of the world.

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