Stephen Holland Is The Artist Of Genius

Alber Einstein by Stephen Holland

"After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well."

-Albert Einstein
If you have ever gotten the chance to speak with the artist of celebrity and pop culture, Stephen Holland, you'll quickly learn that his paintings have never come from the perspective of a fan or idol worship. It comes from his passionate fascination with the people who's drive to take their natural gifts to levels never reached before, ends up leaving the world a changed place forever.

One by one Holland has captured the most notable of these iconoclasts. All of them have etched their mark deep into the walls of society. But some, an even rarer few, have moved those walls, and changed the course of history. And even more amazing, these few, most typically have done this with their intellect alone.

The icons of history who have shaken the earth beneath our feet the most, have always been the great thinkers. Open a paper any day of the week, and it's names like Jobs, Zuckerburg and Larry Page who literally change the way we see the world. And more importantly have exponentially expanded the very limits of what we ourselves can imagine.

These are the real superstars.

"I think what has always attracted me to the people I paint the most, has been what I share with them as an artist.

Behind their celebrity, underneath their talents and deeper than the drive that makes them better at what they do than anyone else, it's the one bond I share with every icon I've ever met ... Imagination.

Even the greatest scientific mind of our time, Einstein once said... 'I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.' "
- Stephen Holland