Andy Jon Nabong comes from New York and Manila. He currently lives in Vienna, Austria. He carried out post-graduate study in Psychology at the New School University, New York aftergraduating with a master’s in clinical psychology (with distinction) at the Long Island University, NewYork. He obtained his Bachelor in Arts and Sciences with a minor in Art History, as well as thecompletion of pre-med at Trinity College. He left his job as a therapist and researcher in 2016 topursue his true vocation in classical art full time.Andy has been passionate about art since early childhood. He attended classes at The Art StudentsLeague and Grand Central Academy, both in New York City. He also studied at the Academy ofRealist Art in Canada, Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and in 2019 received a certificate from theRussian Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he went for an internship.Andyfinds inspiration for his paintings and drawings from the tradition of Bouguereau, Velasquez,Rubens, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Renaissance painters. He has traveled extensively inEurope to study the art of the old masters. He has had several exhibitions in the USA and his workscan be found in both American and European private collections. He is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, and of the Austrian ProfessionalAssociation of Visual Artists (Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Künstler Österreichs).