Eric Alexander Santoli (b.1991) is a painter, teacher and art historian. He is a 2014 BFA graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a 2013 certificate graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has also taken classes at the Grand Central Atelier. His education extends into time learning as an apprentice in a classical mural painting studio, a 2013 internship at Sotheby's auction house and many other experiences. He is currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Studio Art Program at the Florence Academy of Art.
As a painter, he is very influenced by the methods, materials and techniques of the 19th century. He is inspired by many academic and impressionist artists including, John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla and William Bouguereau, amongst many others. He is currently a brand ambassador for Natural Pigments and an affiliate artist with Rosemary & Co Artists' Brushes.
In May of 2021, he was awarded the Versailles Foundation's Munn Fellowship Artist Residency Award which will allow him to live and work in Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, France for 3 months in 2023.
Santoli has been teaching art and art history since 2015. He has taught at various schools and institutions, both public and private including, Bergen Community College and the Ridgewood Community School.
In addition to painting, he enjoys being outdoors, traveling, reading, writing, skateboarding and riding his Triumph Bonneville T100.
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