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One common passion – the art of the human form unites this talented group of contemporary international figurative artists. From serene and sublime portraits to quirky and surprising life studies, each artist offers their own unique style of capturing the human body for your discovery.

Creating connections – between artists & art collectors, galleries, students & art lovers.

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This is a juried & curated site. All artists appear with their permission. Each artist presents artwork of high quality in their own distinct personal voice. You will find emerging artists, mid-career and artists at the upper end of very distinguished careers. Many are highly regarded in their chosen fields of specialty.

While some do not wish to be defined only as figurative artists, the love for the human form is what unites them on this site.

In summer 2015, we passed 1000 artists, a new milestone! Would you like to join us? Please submit your artwork.

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FROM THE BLOG

Kenneth Browne – Burlesque drawings & painting
September 28, 2016| figurative painting

My mother passed away when I was twelve years old, and...

Zhanna Martin – Characters in clay, figurative sculpture
September 24, 2016| ceramics, figurative sculpture

I’ve been drawn to art ever since I can remember. I...

Yvan Genest – Painting the unconscious
September 21, 2016| figurative painting

A painting is a door, a passage I discovered towards the...

Neil McClelland – Tensions between utopic & dystopic visions
September 17, 2016| figurative painting

My current body of work explores tensions between utopic and dystopic...


“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas