Jordan Sokol (b.1979) is from Queens, NY.
A graduate of The Florence Academy of Art, his work focuses on the human figure. In 2013, after a decade of studying and teaching in Florence, Italy he moved to Spain and began teaching privately from his studio in Madrid. In 2014 Jordan returned to the United States upon the invitation of The Florence Academy of Art to open their first official U.S. branch in Jersey City, NJ where he is currently the Academic Director.
Jordan has taught drawing and painting workshops throughout the United States and Europe including the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, the Canova Atelier in Rome, the Janus Collaborative in New York, the Lyme Art Association in Connecticut, and the Art Students League of New York.
Jordan’s work has been featured in numerous publications including ‘Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier’ by Juliette Aristides and in 2013 was honored as one of the ’25 Artists of Tomorrow’ by American Artist Magazine.
Jordan’s work has exhibited internationally, including London’s National Portrait Gallery as part of the 2015 BP Portrait exhibition, and is represented by Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles.
Oil on canvas