About the artist:

Michael Rousseau is an accomplished draftsman and self taught oil painter working primarily with the figure. Many of his figurative pieces are inspired by the work of Caravaggio and other Masters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, often depicting figures in a dark environment showing the effects of chiaroscurro.

He was awarded a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation to travel Italy and study the life and work of Caravaggio to learn about his methods and materials.

His studio is in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

~ Education ~
Master of ArtsĀ in Teaching (K-12)
Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, 2002.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Illustration
Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, 1997.

Click here for an interview. It is from 2016, but it still holds up.