Michael Molnar is an academic painter in the traditional sense. Michael has painted portraits and still lifes for thirty-seven years. Attention to detail and strict adherence to the principles of the old masters allow him to paint quickly and flawlessly. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. There, he met renowned artist, sculptor, and author Joseph Sheppard, who taught him the importance of gleening lessons through intense and ongoing study of the "Old Masters." Molnar carries on his mentor's tradition of proselytizing classical discipline to his students. Such dedication to his craft has garnered him national and international acclaim.