Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Matthew Zoll was encouraged by his parents and acquired a liking for fine art and most of all, realism, from a very young age. An early mentor was the artist Bob Browne who taught him to draw from casts with charcoal. A trip to the Brandy Wine River Museum introduced Matt to the artists N.C. Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Taking note of Matt’s abilities as a painter, Browne encouraged him to enroll in The Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. MD. While there, Matt immersed himself in the studies of anatomy, watercolor, cast drawing, sculpture, portraiture and still life. During the four years at the Schuler’s he began concentrating on still life and classical realism. He studied the painstaking techniques from artist’s Ann Schuler and Will Wilson. He was taught the techniques of the old Flemish masters and how to apply and manipulate the Flemish medium. Matt discovered that he had an appreciation for drawing and still life and insists that they are the foundation of all art. Through the teachings of Schuler and Wilson, Matt learned that he could always take his paintings a little further in contrast and detail. He was accepted into his first gallery at the age of eighteen and had his first one-man show at twenty. Since then Matt has sold out seven one man shows, making him one of the most sought after emerging young artist amongst art collectors and enthusiasts alike.