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Home - Contemporary Figurative Artist Gallery & Directory

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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Marie Frances, drawing the heart & spirit of a person
September 12, 2018| life drawing, portrait painting

Marie is a Cincinnati based fine artist who captures expression and...

Ellen Soderquist, drawings of figures wrapped in rapture
September 8, 2018| life drawing, mixed media art

Rapt Cocoon Series Both of the series, Rapt Cocoon and Rapt...

Judy Pilarczyk, narrative realism paintings of people
September 5, 2018| figurative painting

Specializing in oil painting and works in pencil, Judy has received...

Ann Greitzer, portrait drawings
August 25, 2018| life drawing

Paraphrasing from Wikipedia, a portrait is an artistic representation of a...

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