Bas Berkhout tells the story of Kathryn Engberg, an artist and classical realist painter in New York

In his latest short film, Bas Berkhout shares a story about the 25-year-old artist and classical realist painter Kathryn Engberg.

"She’s the third generation artist in her family, was exposed to art from a very young age and, with her paintings, she makes a stand against how women are portrayed in media," explains the New York-based filmmaker.

After graduating high school, Kathryn went on to attend Grand Central Atelier in Manhattan under the tutelage of the internationally acclaimed classical master Jacob Collins and several of his most accomplished students.

Engberg graduated in 2016 and is currently a principal instructor at the renowned school, which is modelled after the European atelier schools of the nineteenth century. "She displays an exquisite sensitivity of highly refined craftsmanship and classical painting technique," adds Bas.

The film forms part of an ongoing series called Like Knows Like. "This body of work fights the internet shallowness by sharing personal stories of famous artists, creatives and bloggers," says Bas.

Via Creative Boom submission. All images and film courtesy of the artist


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