D. A. Metrov

Born in Los Angeles, Metrov began professional life in New York City in 1970 working as a designer/illustrator for world-renowned Push Pin Studios, then as a Fine Arts painter in a loft across from Andy Warhol’s Factory. He studied painting with Gilbert Stone, a Prix di Rome Scholar, whose mentor was the great Gregory Gillespie. Having exhibited in NYC & Los Angeles, Metrov’s paintings currently reside in dozens of collections worldwide. Patterson Sims (former curator Whitney Museum), Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Keith Richards, Ben Vereen, and Margaux Hemingway are a few of the aficionados who have collected his work. He left his mark on America’s 1970’s sub-culture as punk rocker, Tony Coca-Cola, singer/guitarist of the Roosters. After ten years, he added motion pictures to his repertoire when he realized films had the potential to be paintings that moved and made sound. Following an extensive stint in the film business, writing (screenplays & novels), directing, producing—the whole time continuing to paint, exhibit, and produce art videos—he is now fully focused on painting and sculpture. His main influences are Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso, Chuck Close, Gregory Gillespie, Jim Nutt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Frank Stella.

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One Easy Tool to Help You be Mindful and Positive

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