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.

More Than Just People: Special Commissions

Our artists do more than just paint people. Award-winning artist Deborah Chabrian captures beloved homes, gardens, and other special places in exquisitely-rendered watercolor portraits.

8th Annual Portraits, Inc. Scholarship Auction, May 15 - 19, 2017

For the eighth consecutive year, we will be holding an online art auction to benefit the Portraits, Inc. Scholarship Foundation.

Historical and Posthumous Portraits

Portraits of historical figures or subjects who are no longer living require a special level of skill, and our artists are adept at meeting this challenge head on.

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