Steven Assael (born 1957) is an American painter recognized nationally as one of the leading representational figurative artists of his generation. His portrayal of the human image is empathic, ennobling, and psychologically penetrating. Assael’s figure compositions synthesize the characteristics of the past masters with a selective eye for the present, suffusing elements of naturalism and romanticism to blend contemporary techniques with those of the past.
«Even though art is dead as we have known it, painting is not».
Assael’s paintings have been called Post-Post Modern. He works strictly from live models. Arlene Raven describes him as wanting “the greater possibilities of duration. More variety, and a broader range of values and colors, a chronicle of the transformations of changing
Born and raised in New York, NY, Assael showed
Assael is represented by Forum Gallery and currently resides in New York City.