Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School: Classic Techniques and Expert Tips from the Golden Age of Illustration - Featuring the work and words of Norman Rockwell, Albert Dorne, and other celebrated 20th-century illustrators (Art Studio Classics) (Paperback)

Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School: Classic Techniques and Expert Tips from the Golden Age of Illustration - Featuring the work and words of Norman Rockwell, Albert Dorne, and other celebrated 20th-century illustrators (Art Studio Classics) By Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Magdalen Livesey Cover Image

Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School: Classic Techniques and Expert Tips from the Golden Age of Illustration - Featuring the work and words of Norman Rockwell, Albert Dorne, and other celebrated 20th-century illustrators (Art Studio Classics) (Paperback)

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Learn to draw from the work of amazing artists such as Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell, the founding artists of the Famous Artists School.

The artwork presented in Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists Schoolis gleaned from the amazing collection of more than 5,000 artworks and hundreds of thousands of other documents found in the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Organized as a series of lessons in classic drawing technique, each chapter offers both process and finished works by the founding artists and other instructors of the Famous Artists School, allowing readers to see a wide variety of approaches to learning how to draw and styles of rendering. 

Enriched throughout with fascinating sidebars and photographs documenting the working methods of master realists, Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School is an invaluable trove of inspiration and information on how to draw.

Stephanie Plunkett is the deputy director and chief curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she is the recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, and has served as the curator of many exhibitions exploring the art of Norman Rockwell and the field of illustration. Plunkett began her professional career in the field of museum education at the Brooklyn Museum, where she designed and taught programs for children, school groups, and families, and has also held positions at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York. She lives in Sharon, Connecticut. 

Magdalen Livesey is President and Managing Editor of Cortina Learning International, Inc., publishers of distance learning materials in foreign languages and English as a second language; and of the Famous Schools Courses in painting and commercial art, writing, and photography. She has worked closely with the FAS Guiding Faculty on updates to the classic art courses while supervising the publication of online versions of the Art Foundations, Painting, Illustration/Design, and Cartooning Courses.

Product Details ISBN: 9781631591228
ISBN-10: 1631591223
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication Date: June 1st, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Art Studio Classics

"If only we students of art could learn from some of the best picture makers of the 20th Century. As a young professional many years ago, I studied the principles set down in the Famous Artist School for decades, and at quite a price tag I might add. What a pleasure to discover this budget-minded treasure trove of word and picture from the superstars of American illustration. It includes such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Harold Von Schmidt, Albert Dorne, and oh so many others. Absolutely invaluable!"

- Steve Huston



"If only we students of art could learn from some of the best picture makers of the 20th Century. As a young professional many years ago, I studied the principles set down in the Famous Artist School for decades, and at quite a price tag I might add. What a pleasure to discover this budget-minded treasure trove of word and picture from the superstars of American illustration. It includes such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Harold Von Schmidt, Albert Dorne, and oh so many others. Absolutely invaluable!" -- Steve Huston, author of Figure Drawing for Artists