Gallery Artist :: Ian Factor
"Pulling the Traps" Oil on Canvas 9"x12" "Sliding the Traps" Oil on Canvas 24"x30" Ian Factor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and began traditional training in figure drawing, painting and
sculpture at the age of eight. He studied at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln Massachusetts, the Museum
of Fine Arts School andMassachusetts College of Artin Boston. Factor earned his BFA from the School of Visual and
Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York. After a residency at the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester,
Massachusetts, Factor spent several years travelling and producing artwork throughout the United States. From
1994-1999 Factor taught at Montserrat College of Art while also working heavily in the commercial art field producing illustrations, murals and designs for corporate clients including Burton Snowboards, Timberland Outdoor Gear, Converse Footwear, Magic Hat Brewery, Vail Associates, Bank Boston(Fleet Bank) and IBM.
In 1999 Factor left for an extended painting residency in Italy and Spain where he “recommitted himself 100% to the fine art of realist painting.” After 15 months living and painting abroad and 2 Solo Shows in Florence, Factor
returned to the States and took up studio in Portland Maine. Over the next 6 years he had dozens of group and solo
exhibitions throughout the Country, painted numerous prestigious commission portraits and continued his travels
and painting abroad atleast a few months every year. It was in the early part of 2000 that Factor was accepted into
the Copley Society of Art in Boston and the National Arts Club in NYC where he continues to exhibit, give painting
demos and lectures.
In late 2006 Factor moved from Portland Maine to Siena Italy to establish a Painting Program at the Siena School for Fine and Liberal Arts,where he taught Painting and Drawing. In Early 2008 he moved to a studio in Gramercy Park, NYC. During his time in NY Factor completed 3 commission Portraits for the permanent collection of the Players Club, NY (George Abbott, John Drew and Walter Hampden) and is currently on the Art committee of this prestigious and historical landmark. He also continued to work along side his dear friend and mentor Mr. Everett Raymond Kinstler, and assisted him with his 2 day painting workshops at the National Academy and the Art Student's League of NY. In the fall of 2009, Factor relocated fromNYC to a large new artist's loft inBoston where he now has ample space and light to produce the over-sized figurative works he has planned for the future. In September of 2010 Factor rejoined the teaching faculty of Montserrat College Of Art in Beverly MA where he currently teaches Anatomy.
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"Last Trap of the Day" Oil on Canvas 24"x36" "Tomorrow's Another Day" Oil on Canvas 18"x24" "Mending The Traps" Oil on Canvas 18"x24" "Pulling the Traps II" Oil on Canvas 24"x30"
"Looking Back" Oil on Canvas 31"x43"