Jean-Antoine Norbert is a portrait painter doing oil on Canvas, drawings and watercolor. His background is rather unique: he was a physician M.D. before discovering that art was truly what drives him. He went to Italy 25 years ago to study the old masters and portraiture. Though for JeanAntoine, art should be connected to people and what is going in the world now. So he came to NYC 6 years ago to do a Master Degree in Fine Art at the NYAA. After earning his degree, he worked for one year in the photorealistic portrait painting industry in NYC with Artist Ygal Ozeri. With the pandemic, Jean-Antoine Norbert pivoted quickly to teach portraiture on a Zoom call every Saturday at noon or painting Portrait Commission on Zoom. Jean-Antoine painted a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that is on permanent display at the British Consulate in Manhattan. His work has been sold three times in the charity auction at Sotheby's, NY: "Take home a nude". He had solo exhibitions at Dacia Gallery, M. Landolt in New York and Claire de Villaret in Paris. He is part of private collections in New York, Malaysia and Switzerland. One of his commission work is in the collection of a well known collector of modern art in Monaco, France, among paintings by Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol. He received the David Schafer’s portrait scholarship, and was a copyist at the Prado Museum in Madrid. He is now settled in metro-NYC as a professional artist.
I run a portrait group every Saturday on Zoom
I've been taking art classes with Jean-Antoine for about 8 months and he is very didactic when teaching; he makes sure all areas are covered, such as techniques, vocabulary and individual creativity. In the last month I've been working on a landscape painting where all the knowledge gain is being applied to this project.
Great teacher, patient with students of all levels!