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Jeff Faust
Self-taught California painter Jeff Faust has been painting since he was a child. By ninth grade, Faust was immersing himself into art books and art biographies in his parents’ book collection and was painting constantly. The young student – whose middle name is Manet – was particularly influenced by the work of Joan Miro, Magritte and Dali. Because of a “strong sense of wanting to do it on my own,” however, Faust says he passed on the notion of a formal education in art. “Plus, my father never encouraged me to go to art school, based on what he saw at the colleges,” says the artist, whose father worked in a university setting. “He was afraid I’d come under the tutelage of someone else and my gift would be stifled.”
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