Matthew James Collins

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Matthew James Collins

ARC Associate Living Master TM

29 artworks

American

Born 1970

https://matthewjamescollins.com/

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Jesus Carrying the Cross

oil on linen

200 x 180 x 4 cms | 78 1/2 x 70 3/4 x 1 1/2 ins

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Allegory: Persephone

oil on linen

100 x 60 x 3 cms | 39 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 1 ins

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Song of the South

oil on linen

35 x 20 x 3 cms | 13 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 ins

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Enchanted

oil on linen

180 x 110 x 3 cms | 70 3/4 x 43 1/4 x 1 ins

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Rhapso

oil on linen

95 x 82 x 3 cms | 37 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 1 ins

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The Reluctant Immigrant

oil on linen

80 x 60 x 3 cms | 31 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 1 ins

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The Consolation of Philosophy

oil on linen

80 x 60 x 3 cms | 31 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 1 ins

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Boreas

oil on linen

160 x 90 x 3 cms | 62 3/4 x 35 1/4 x 1 ins

Reverence

oil on linen

70 x 50 x 3 cms | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 1 ins

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The Silent Troubadour

oil on linen

100 x 80 x 3 cms | 39 1/4 x 31 1/4 x 1 ins

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Matthew James Collins was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1970. Nurtured in an artistic family, his enthusiasm for art was encouraged from the earliest age. By his early teens, his study of drawing had already begun under the tutelage of his father, James Edward Collins, an award-winning architect.

For over 20 years, Matthew has been living in Italy studying and researching the classical techniques painting and sculpture.  He shares his acquired knowledge through his teaching studio in Florence, Italy.

An artist of unusually wide breadth, his oil paintings, frescos and sculptures reveal a rigorous study of the masterworks of the past and a deep observation of nature.  Not limited to a single genre his oeuvre includes portraiture, landscape, decoration and figurative subjects.

Matthew divides his time between Italy and Chicago. He exhibits internationally and his works are represented in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the MEAM in Barcelona, Spain. The quality of Matthew's work has been recognized by numerous artistic associations including: Modportrait 2016(Spain), Arte Laguna Prize 2017(Venice, Italy), the Portrait Society of America, and the National Sculpture Society. He was recently selected to become an Elected Sculptor Member of the National Sculpture Society.  

 

2018

Finalist in Animals as Subject Category, Portrait Society of America's Member's Only Competition

2017

Honorable Mention ModPortrait 2016, Spain

Finalist Premio Arte Laguna, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

2016

Juror Selection at the Saint Vincent Gallery 6th Nationwide Catholic Art Competition.

2015

3rd Honorable Mention in the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition. Best Overall Oil award December, 2015/January, 2016 bimonthly PleinAir Salon competition.

2014

1st Place at the Oak Park Art League’s Artist Member Show.
1st Honorable Mention and 9th Merit Award the the Portrait Society of America’s 2015 Member’s Only Competition, Sculpture and Commission portrait respectively.
Finalist in the Figurative Category at the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon
Honorable Mention at the Oak Park Art League’s Member’s Only Competition

2013        

Finalist in Sculpture at the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon

2012        

Award of Exceptional Merit in the Portrait Society of America’s International Competition
2nd place at the Oak Park Art League’s 2nd National Carriage House Exhibition
2nd place at the 4th National Juried Catholic Art Competition and Exhibition, St. Vincent’s College
Honorable Mention in the Self Portrait category for the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition
Finalist in Sculpture in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon
Finalist in the Mythological category in the American Society of Traditional Artist’s Annual show

2011        

Merit award for Non-commissioned Portrait in the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition
Bedi-Makky prize, National Sculpture Society’s 78th Annual Awards Exhibition

2010         

First place for sculpture Utrecht Art 2nd Annual Art Competition

2009        

First place for sculpture in the Portrait Society of America’s Members’ showcase

2008        

Honorable Mention in the Portrait Society of America’s Members’ showcase

 

Michael LaConte Gallery, Chicago, USA

Galleria Cipriani, Florence, Italy

Versatile Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal