Jordan Sokol (b.1979) is a figurative painter from Queens, NY. He moved to Florence, Italy in 2003 to study painting at the Florence Academy of Art. After graduating in 2006 he continued to serve as a principal instructor in the Florence Academy's painting program, and eventually served as a program director until 2013.
Jordan has taught drawing and painting workshops at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, the Canova Atelier in Rome, the Janus Collaborative in New York, and the Art Students League of New York.
Jordan's work has been featured in numerous publications including 'Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier' by Juliette Aristides and in 2013 was honored as one of the '25 Artists of Tomorrow' in American Artist Magazine's 75th anniversary issue.
Jordan is represented by Arcadia Contemporary in New York City and Ann Long Fine Art in Charleston, SC. His work can be found in collections throughout Europe and the U.S.
Jordan divides his time between Madrid, Spain and New York City. He is currently preparing for the opening of the new Florence Academy branch in Jersey City, where he will serve as Academic Director.