Caleb Massin

Caleb Massin

BFA Fine Arts Faculty


BFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


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Caleb Massin is a painter from New England who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA, attended the Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA and studied under the direction of Masters Numael and Shirley Pulido.  Caleb worked for a number of years as a muralist and then transitioned to work in the film industry as a scenic artist; plastering and painting sets for television (including X-Men and Prison Break) and film (Twelve Years a Slave and Beautiful Creatures).

Caleb’s paintings have gone through many changes in style ranging from graffiti to abstract to realism.  In recent years he has been drawn towards classical realism, particularly portraiture, a development which he attributes primarily to his admiration of the old master.  In his portraits he tries to adhere to the tenets of traditional western painting while at the same time portraying contemporary culture and taste.