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.