Kern is a native ofSpringfield
and attended the University of Massachusetts where he received
a BFA in Printmaking in 1979.After graduation from the University of Massachusetts
at Amherst, Kern began self-education in traditional oil techniques.He has perfected an approach to realism that is concerned
with careful subject design, and careful attention to detail,
which is sometimes taken to a trompe l’oeil degree of finish.Kern is perhaps best known for these highly detailed
trompe l’oeil still life paintings created from eclectic assortments
of antiques, paper ephemera and collectibles found at flea markets
Jeff Kern paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections
throughout the United States and he has received many awards in
Boston and Western Massachusetts shows.
His painting, Goulet's
Farm, was recently chosen as the holiday card selection for the
Western Massachusetts Food Bank. Jeff teaches painting at
the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts.
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