A B O U T T H E A R T I S T
Jon Mort is an emerging contemporary artist from Sandy Spring, MD. After receiving a BA in Studio Art from Franklin & Marshall College, he studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. A self-described ‘storyteller’, Mort cites influences in his work from archaeology to astronomy. His graphite renderings embrace the narrative potential of portraiture, mythological inspirations, and still-life compositions.
Mort has exhibited in galleries and museums across the East Coast, including an annual open studio in Port Clyde, ME, and his work can be found in private collections around the country. As stated by Mort, "My influences are wide-ranging, from ancient mythology to the modern portrait. My graphite depictions are at once allegiant to the craft of physiological exactitude and immersed in the breadth of fantastical narrative. I believe in the potential of work that blends time-honored technique with fresh composition."
Videos about the art of Jon Mort can be found online on YouTube. You can follow the artist’s latest projects at Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and through his shop at Etsy.com