Jake Longstreth Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Spouse, Career, Net worth

Jake Longstreth Biography

John Pullman ”Jake” Longstreth, Jr. is an American painter, musician, and internet radio personality. He is currently the co-host of the Apple Music 1 show, Time crisis with Ezra Koenig and member of a Grateful Dead cover band, Richard pictures, as well as his own musical outfit, Mountain Brews.


How old is Jake Longstreth? – Age

The American painter is 44 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1977 in Sharon, Connecticut, United States.

Who are Jake Longstreth Parents? – Father and Mother

The American painter is a son of Carolyn Knecht Longstreth and Mr. Longstreth of Inverness. His mother retired as an assistant state’s attorney for Connecticut’s criminal justice division in Rocky Hill, Conn., and is the secretary of the board of the California Native Plant Society in Sacramento, Calif. His father retired as the director of the National Audubon Center at Bent of the River, a nature sanctuary in Southbury, Conn.

Jake Longstreth Siblings

The painter was not the only child in their family. He has one sibling. He is the older brother of David Longstreth, the lead singer and guitarist of Dirty Projectors. They were both well raised together with support from their parents.

Jake Longstreth Education

The American painter received his Bachelor of Arts in 1999 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, and his Master of Fine Arts in 2005 from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.

Is Jake Longstreth in a Relationship? – Spouse

Yes, the American painter is in love. He is a married man. He married filmmaker Hannah Fidell on September 23, 2017 in Inverness, California. The couple met in 2013 when Ms. Fidell went to Mr. Longstreth’s art studio in downtown Los Angeles to see his paintings. She ended up buying one (“Facade Burger King”), and a year later, the two began dating. The couple has no children yet.

Jake Longstreth Career

The American Painter is a 2008 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His paintings can be found in the collections at the Crocker Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art Library, and JP Morgan chase, among others.

The painter tends to portray architecture in flat, geometric forms, recalling influences such as Robert Bechtle and David Hockney, finding a place between “documentary” realism and symbolic metaphor, whereas his landscapes are portrayed as more of an improvised realism.

He makes regular appearances as a co-host and former “West Coast correspondent” on Time Crisis, the Apple Music internet radio show hosted by vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, where he frequently gives in-depth investigative reports on various topics such as the history of the Frito-Lay corporation, PepsiCo, and the NRA.

The painter is also a guitarist in the Grateful Dead cover band Richard Pictures. In 2016, he made several appearances with Vampire Weekend and Dirty projectors as a supporting musician during their performances for Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Richard Pictures continued to perform with Vampire Weekend at various live shows such as the 2018 Ojai performance, and opened for the band at several venues for their 2019 Father of the Bride tour.

In June 2019, the painter released an EP with rock group Mountain Brews, and in January 2020 the group released their second EP, Let It Grow. On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, during their two-night concert series at Red Rocks, vampire Weekend covered Longstreth’s “Mountain Brews,” the title track from the EP of the same name. Longstreth’s third EP with Mountain Brews, Raised in a Place, released on November 7.

Jake Longstreth Net worth

The American painter has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million as of 2021.