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Jack Clifford is a contemporary portrait artist originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Clifford studied and majored in Studio Art at Colgate University. He graduated in the Spring of 2017 with a focus in oil painting. He is now based in New York City, where he is continuing his passion for painting.

His pieces highlight established figures in pop culture through vibrant, yet contrasting colors and a hyper-realistic lens. Clifford’s oil on canvas portraits provide a conceptual social commentary, with refined technical skill. His preferred subject matter revolves around different facets of music, movies, sports and television, as well as celebrities that play pivotal roles in varying advertisements. His work focuses on the relationships between notable individuals and the public and how they spur a provocative, yet relatable experience for the viewer.

My mother is from Venezuela and is an interior designer, so my home growing up was always filled with creativity. My grandmother loved to paint with oil and introduced me at a young age. It wasn't until college though, when I truly found my vision and passion in an introductory art class.

Music is definitely my number one source of inspiration because it played such a significant role in my upbringing. I am also heavily influenced by pop culture and advertisements and their relationship with the consumer. I love infusing my exploration of color and space into the subject matter of my pieces.

I saw that one of my friends, Lucas Baybutt, was a featured artist on your site, and was inspired to utilize your great network to connect with fellow artists in the college community.

My greatest achievement so far as an artist has been partnering with the established Decor Art Gallery in New York City.

My goal for the future is to collaborate with different brands and pop culture icons to create conversation-sparking work.

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    "Notorious" Champagne Tee - College Collections Art
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    "Cherry" Phone Case - College Collections Art
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    "Bombs Away" Phone Case - College Collections Art
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    "Cherry" Neck Gaiter - College Collections Art
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    "Bombs Away" Neck Gaiter - College Collections Art
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    "The Future" Framed poster - College Collections Art
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    "Notorious" Framed poster - College Collections Art
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    "Michael" Framed poster - College Collections Art
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