These contemporary portrait paintings are by Cleveland, Ohio based artist Frank Oriti. He has an M.F.A in painting and his work has been featured in The New York Times and “Get Real: New American Painting” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
He worked at one of Cleveland’s steel mills and continued painting in his spare time. In the fall of 2008, Oriti headed to Ohio University where he began creating work inspired by his past experience in the blue-collar work force.
Via: Frank Oriti