Jeffrey W. Bass has been painting since age nine, and credits his late mother--an artist herself--as his most significant influence. At age thirteen, he began receiving instruction in drawing and painting from a Scottish portrait painter and teacher. He sold his first painting--a view of Chesapeake Bay as seen from a family residence--at age fourteen. Before he graduated from high school, he was selling prints of his artwork and working as a professional illustrator.
Today, Jeff Bass completes fine art portraits as well as historical works for private collections and museums. His work is represented in the United States House of Representatives, the Smithsonian, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National World War II Museum, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and the Hoover Institute, to name a few. He has painted luminaries including President George H. W. Bush, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State George Shultz.
Bass’s work has been featured on CNN, Fox News and France 2 Television. His work has also been frequently distributed around the world through major news services such as Reuters and the Associated Press with appearances in the London Sunday Times and the UK Daily Mail. Images of his work have also been licensed to publishers and museums worldwide. Although Bass works primarily in oil, he’s also adept at aqueous media and holds a signature membership in the National Watercolor Society.
Whether it's the UK Daily Mail or the London Sunday Times, Jeff Bass's artwork has been the subject of media attention around the globe. Images of his artwork have also been licensed to publishers and museums all over the world.
Prominent Attorney Frederic G. Levin, and his son Martin Levin, standing in front of a mural size painting of Buckingham Palace completed by Jeff Bass for the Levin Tanglewood Estate. Photo courtesy of Larry Marchant.