Armin Mersmann immigrated to the United States in 1965 with his parents. His father, a famous oil painter, was responsible for raising him in an artistic environment. He feels as if his career as an artist was simply inevitable. According to him, he never made a conscious choice to be an artist, it’s just what he does. His medium of choice is graphite but he also does a few oil portrais on the side. Critics call his style of drawing graphite realism.
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