Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist

Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist

Shawn Huckins is a Denver, Colorado-based painter who has brought humor into his work.

Huckins is most known for incorporating modern sayings from the internet onto early-American portraiture by asking the question, “What would George Washington post on Facebook? How would Lewis and Clark communicate their progress westward via Twitter?”

He uses a variety of sayings from Twitter, Facebook, and texting acronyms. Huckins makes his work into a satire of social media while still holding onto the integrity of his hand-painted work. He has noted that even the letters that spell out the internet sayings are also hand-painted meticulously. The texts that he puts on his work are humorous and witty, such as “I’ve waited a long time to be disappointed by someone like u”, “Block me”, and “Twerkin like a boss”.

Huckins’ works are meticulously hand-painted, including the letters. The portraits, landscapes and pastoral scenes are sourced from public domain records and museum collections of classic American paintings.

More: Shawn Huckins, Instagram h/t: visualatelier8

Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist
Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist

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