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  • BIOGRAPHY - Timothy W.Jahn B. 1977

    “We’re living in this interesting moment when representational art is more acceptable.” Timothy Jahn’s 2012 comment about contemporary painting reflects his optimism about the art historical tradition which forms the foundation of his own work. He also noted that although his technique often captures viewers’ attention first, there “must also be some sort of narrative to hold their attention and engage them in the work”. In Jahn’s work, whether paintings or charcoal drawings, the images offer a starting point for further contemplation. Sometimes that might be an appreciation of an elegant, patterned still-life and sometimes, it might be a meditation on identity or mortality.

    As a boy growing up in New Jersey, Timothy Jahn discovered that drawing and painting were not only his best subjects in school, but that they offered an opportunity to study the world in ways that consistently fascinated him. By the time he was in high school, Jahn was taking whatever art classes were available as well as spending one day per week studying art at the county college.  In 1995, just as he was completing high school, he showed his work in the Emerging Artist Exhibition at the Nabisco Company headquarters, then located in East Hanover, New Jersey.

    Unsurprisingly, Jahn’s next step was to enroll in an art school where he could receive additional training in drawing, painting and illustration. The duCret School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey, founded in 1927, provided a curriculum based on learning the techniques of representational art, which was already the foundation for Jahn’s work. With guidance from instructors J. Brian Townsend and Paul McCormack, well-respected representational painters, Jahn eventually expanded his studies at the Art Students League in nearby New York City.

    The historic Art Students League was founded in 1875 as an organization run by artists for artists.  Today, it maintains the same open attitude toward curriculum that it established over 130 years ago, with a variety of instructors who teach in a diverse range of stylistic expressions. In the late 1990s, Jahn studied with Ronald Sherr and Mary Beth McKenzie, both of whom are part of a long-standing figural painting tradition in American art.  Eventually, Jahn also worked with McKenzie as a teaching assistant at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, introducing him to the challenges of being an art instructor while simultaneously continuing to paint.

    The next step in Jahn’s study and exploration of painting came with a stint in France at the SCAD-LaCoste School of Art residential program in LaCoste, Provençe. Like generations of artists before him, Jahn’s experience abroad raised many questions about his career decisions and how he wanted to define his future as an artist.  The intense studio time in France centered around a postmodern curriculum and immersed Jahn into a exhausting study of non-representational painting.  “In art school I invested a large amount of time extensively exploring abstraction.The experience has been invaluable to me; every type of painting that I have studied has fused into my aesthetic.”

    Back in the US, Jahn not only began working at the Swain Galleries in Plainfield, New Jersey where he had his first one-man show, but he also went back to duCret School of Art to finish his degree. After graduation, he began teaching at duCret; eighteen months later, he petitioned the school to start a new program called Academy duCret which would focus on teaching representational art to a small group of students. It was during this time that Jahn met Tim Reynolds, a painting student at duCret and a very successful businessman who would later form a global art education project.

    In 2008, Jahn furthered expanded his painting and drawing skills at The Waichulis Studio, where he completed a three-year apprenticeship working with Anthony Waichulis  Founded in 1998, this nationally respected atelier is dedicated to teaching representational art utilizing a step-by-step methodology that Waichulis developed. As Jahn notes, “The time I spent working and learning from Anthony Waichulis has had a profound and lasting effect on my artistic endeavors.”

    Midway through this apprenticeship, Jahn introduced his former student, Tim Reynolds, to Waichulis, which ultimately led to the development of an innovative concept for providing art education internationally. The goal is to provide step-by-step training for artists throughout the world with the hope of facilitating the growth of international creative connections.  Reynolds proposed using the word ‘Ani’ which is a variation on the Swahili word ‘Andjani’, meaning the “road” or the “path ahead”.  In 2010, the first of these schools opened when The Waichulis Studio became the Ani Art Academies Waichulis.  Jahn was the first graduate in 2011, and would immediately become the first instructor at an international Ani Art Academies funded by the Tim Reynolds Foundation.

    Reynolds built the first new school on the Caribbean island of Anguilla. Now known as the Ani Art Academies Anguilla, Jahn began educating the first group of local students in drawing and painting in 2012.  In return, Jahn notes, “Every chapter of my life has taken my art work into new and interesting directions. The inspiration for my art comes from my life experiences and living in Anguilla with its beautiful light and color will to have a profound effect on my work. These new experiences will surely add to the narrative of my future works.”

    Janet Whitmore, Ph.D.


    Education
    Ani Art Academy Waichulis, PA
    The Waichulis Studio, Apprentice, Mountain Top, PA 
    Graduate, duCret School of Art, Plainfield, NJ
    LaCoste School of Art, LaCoste, France
    National Academy of Fine Art and Design, New York, NY
    The Art Students League, New York, NY
    Middlesex County Arts High School, Edison, NJ

    Shows
    2011 - Capturing Realism, Dallas, PA
    2011 - Contemporary Realism, Miller Gallery Cincinnati, OH
    2011 - Third Annual Scottsdale Drawing Event, Scottsdale Fine Art, Az
    2011 - International 2010-2011 Art Renewal Center Salon
    2011 - The Timberfield 10, The Forbes Gallery, NY, NY
    2011 - Annual Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT
    2011 - Human Form, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, Mo
    2011 - Figure Now 2011, Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, MO
    2011 - Visions of Wilson Hall, Monmouth University, NJ
    2010 - Portrait Society Of America Members Competition
    2010 - Second Annual Scottsdale Drawing Event, Scottsdale Fine Art, Az
    2010 - International 2009-2010 Art Renewal Center Salon
    2010 - The Salmagundi Club Junior & Scholarship Exhibition NY, NY
    2009 - 126th Annual Salmagundi Club Members' Exhibition NY, NY
    2009 - Objects of Desire, Miller Gallery Cincinnati, OH
    2009 - Jahn Studios Black And White Show NY, NY
    2009 - Capturing Realism, Dallas, PA
    2009 - Audubon Artist 67th Annual Juried Exhibition NY, NY
    2009 - Trompe L'oeil Invitational Meyer Gallery Santa Fe, NM
    2009 - International 2008-2009 Art Renewal Center Salon
    2009 - Explosion of Blooms, San Marino Gallery, Pasadena CA
    2009 - Drawing From Perception, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
    2009 - 29th Annual Regional Open Juried Show, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood NJ
    2009 - Salmagundi Club Group Show, Junior Scholarship Art Show, New York, NY
    2008 - The Art Guild 2008 Portrait Show, Manhasset, NY
    2008 - Atlanta Art Gallery- Realism Innovational Atlanta, GA
    2008 - Salmagundi Club Group Show, Junior Scholarship Art Show, New York, NY
    2007 - 4th Annual International Art Renewal Center
    2006 - 93rd Annual Allied Artists of America Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
    2006 - 3rd Annual International Art Renewal Center Salon
    2006 - Salmagundi Club Group Show Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
    2006 - Group Show Fink Gallery Plainfield, NJ
    2006 - Group Show, Studio 7, Bedminster, NJ
    2004 - Group Show Swain Galleries Plainfield, NJ
    2003 - Two Person Show Swain Galleries Plainfield, NJ
    2003 - First International Art Renewal Center Salon
    2003 - Salmagundi Club Group Show New York, NY
    2003 - Group Show Somerset Art Association Bedminster, NJ
    2002 - Group Show Swain Galleries Plainfield, NJ
    2000 - Salmagundi Club Annual Open Juried Exhibition New York, NY
    1999 - Mountain Art Show Bernardsville NJ
    1999 - National Academy Annual Student Show New York, NY
    1998 - Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show, Plainfield, NJ
    1997 - Two Person Show, duCret School of Art
    1995 - Emerging Artist Exhibition, Nabisco Company Headquarters NJ

    Awards
    2011 - Honorable Mention, International, Art Renewal Center Salon
    2011 - Fine Art World.com Juried Contest Winner
    2011 - Portrait Society of America’s Art of the Portrait Conference Scholarship
    2010 - 2nd place Still life Category Portrait Society Of America Members Competition
    2010 - Art Renewal Center Scholarship Award
    2010 - Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition,
    2010 - 2nd Place International 2009-2010 Art Renewal Center Salon
    2010 - Dean Keller Memorial Award The Salmagundi Club Scholarship Exhibition
    2009 - Honorable Mention 126th Annual Salmagundi Club Members' Exhibition NY, NY
    2009 - Finalist,  The Artist's magazine 2009 cover art competition,
    2009 - Honorable Mention International 2008-2009 Art Renewal Center Salon
    2009 - Thomas Moran SCNY Award The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
    2009 - Chairman’s Award, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
    2008 - 1st Place, The Art Guild 2008 Portrait Show, Manhasset, NY
    2008 - Elliot Liskin Memorial Award, The Salmagundi Club
    2006 - Honorable Mention 3rd International, Art Renewal Center Salon
    2006 - Viewers Choice Award, Bedminster New Jersey
    2004 - Junior & Scholarship Fund Award, The Salmagundi Club
    2003 - Honorable Mention First International, Art Renewal Center Salon
    2002 - Scholarship membership to Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
    1999 - Traveling Grant to the LaCoste School of Art, LaCoste, France
    1999 - Award of Excellence, Mountain Art Show Bernardsville NJ
    1998 - Full Merit Scholarship to the Art Students League New York, NY
    1998 - Honorable Mention, The Art Students League, New York, NY
    1997 - Ottlie Hann Weiss Award, duCret Annual Fine Art Show

    Misc. publications
    2011 - American Video Painting Magazine Fall Issue
    2011 - Fine Art Connoisseur Three to Watch
    2010 - Strokes of Genius 3 Best Of Drawing
    2010 - American Artist Drawing Magazine Fall
    2010 - American Artist Drawing Magazine Summer
    2010 - Workshop Magazine Summer
    2009 - October, The Artist Magazine  "Drawing Board: Drawing on the Difference" 
    2009 - Finalist, Artist magazine’s cover art competition
    2009 - April, The Artist Magazine  "Drawing Board: Exploring New Depths"
    2009 - Monmouth University Program Cover
    2009 - Garden State Woman.com  "Jahn Studios"

    Experience
    2008 to present - Founder & Director of Jahn Studios Apprentice Program 
    2005 to 2008 - Founder, Creator and Director of Academy duCret
    2003 to 2008 - Teacher duCret School of Art
    2005 to 2010  - Mural Painter, Classical Art Studios
    2002 - Teacher Somerset Art Association
    1997 to 2003 - Gallery Coordinator, Swain Galleries
    1998 - Teachers Assistant for Mary Beth McKenzie, National Academy 

    Timothy W. Jahn (B. 1977)

    Paleo

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