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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.

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Jacques Bodin, hyperrealism, photorealism painting

Jacques Bodin, painter, lives and works in Levallois Perret, France. He...

Ann Marie Brown, encaustic artworks stolen in Montreal
September 30, 2017| figurative painting

Ann-Marie Brown is a Canadian painter who makes her home on...

Molly Judd, Odd Nerdrum student comes into her own

I aim to create work with a timeless archetypal quality through...

Rose Mary Gates, exploring diversity of human face & figure
September 23, 2017| figurative painting

My interest in recent years has been in exploring diversity of...

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