Life in Art
Jennifer Gennari is a classically trained figurative artist. She graduated in 2005 from Ringling College of Art and Deign and in 2008 left for Florence to study at the Florence Academy of Art where she spent three years abroad studying classical realism under Daniel Graves.
Teaching At National Academy Museum
Jennifer returned to New York in 2011 and started working as a painting assistant to Jeff Koons. After a few years she left to pursue teaching at the National Academy Museum, along with teaching at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art. She has written a book on drawing the human figure, and has also hosted an online class through Craftsy that instructs beginners on the techniques used in creating traditional portraits.
“Clasico” is my favorite brush. It has a superior way of holding oil paint, and can hold its shape perfectly even after months of painting and cleaning. The bristles are firm but maintain a beautiful flexibility and bounce that make every stroke feel effortless.