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When is the Right Time to Commission a Portrait

Fine art paintings commemorate a special moment in your loved one's life, so there is no wrong time to commission a portrait.


Bring Out the Best in Your Portrait with the Perfect Frame and Lighting

Framing and lighting bring out the very best in a fine art painting. Whether your portrait is traditional or modern, our experts guide you to the ideal arrangement.


What Age is Best for a Child’s Portrait

There's beauty in every age. Preserve your child's unique personality with his or her very own portrait so that you can cherish this age for decades to come.


Why Commission a Fine Art Portrait When There’s Such Amazing Photography

People have been foretelling the demise of traditional painted portraiture for many decades, even more so in the past few years with the rise of cellphone photography. How then, does fine art portraiture persist and flourish still?


Traditional Portraiture in a Contemporary World

Art has always been a reflection of its time and its people, and contemporary portraiture is no different. In an age where we capture our own likeness reflexively on our cellphones, we also crave something deeper, more intimate.


In Memoriam, Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1926-2019

Portraits, Inc. mourns the loss of artist and dear friend, Everett Raymond Kinstler (1926 - 2019).


Fine Art Portrait Paintings: traditional or contemporary, but never out of style

Fine art portraits have a rich and vibrant history, spanning from some of the earliest human societies to the modern day. Regardless of time or culture, portraiture has sought to do much more than simply capture the likeness of a person. Rather, it aims to capture the essence of the subject and to convey something about that person to the viewer.


Capture Life's Most Treasured Moments on Canvas in a Live Event Painting

Photography can be a wonderful means of capturing events in your life, but imagine having those moments captured in a painting as your event in happening! Let us help you commemorate the important moments in your life as they happen.


A New York Institution: A Look at Portraits, Inc's Illustrious Past

Portraits, Inc. was founded in 1942 in New York. Over our 75-year history, we have represented such distinguished artists as Andrew Wyeth, Robert Brackman, Sidney Dickinson, John Koch, Aaron Shikler, Nelson Shanks, & Everett Raymond Kinstler.


The Challenge of Judicial Portraits by Artist Michele Rushworth

Portraits, Inc. artist Michele Rushworth reflects on the creative constraints of judicial portraiture and how she overcomes them to create compelling portraits that thrill her clients.


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