Pryor Fine Art
Jacob Dhein
Jacob Dhein was interested in art as a child. Crayons and colored pencils were his
tools of expression. He spent hours intricately crafting drawings of comic book heroes
and animals. By the time he graduated from high school, one of his drawings was
exhibited on the wall of a local bank. It wasn’t until he was a sophomore at the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that he decided to take a drawing class. He found this
so compelling that he continued with sculpture and painting. During this time he met
several accomplished and influential artists who encouraged him to pursue a career in
art. Tc Farley, his advisor and sculpture professor, taught him about the struggle and
dedication one needed to succeed as an artist. Li Hu, his painting professor, showed
him the professional side of the art market and what he needed to do if he wanted to
paint for a living.
In 2006, Jacob graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in
Painting and Sculpture. He worked for several years after graduation, although still
continued with his artwork, mainly doing portrait commissions. During this time he took
workshops to enhance his skills with painters whose work he was interested in. After
two years, in 2009, Jacob dedicated himself to painting full time. Upon reflection he
realized that there were missing elements in his artwork he needed to explore if he were
ever to reach his goal of mastering the medium. He searched for a school that had a
renown faculty that excelled in the area of representational painting. He decided to get
his Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco that he
completed in 2013. In 2014, Jacob started teaching drawing and painting at the
Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Read more

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