This unique book on Classical drawing is the first to bring together insights from the top realist drawing teachers at the acclaimed Art Students League of New York. It includes a foreword by renowned American artist and former League instructor Will Barnet, an introductory essay on the living tradition of academic drawing by artist, author, and League instructor James Lancel McElhinney, and close to one hundred stunning, never-before-published Classical drawings.
This treasure-trove of drawings dates from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century and was only recently uncovered by the League. These works - along with other Classical drawings from their remarkable collection - are presented in a special gallery section.
The second part of the book includes commentary and observations on the art of Classical drawing by sixteen esteemed contemporary instructors of the League who are working in a Classical or realist tradition, along with key drawings by them and their select students.
Classical Life Drawing Studio
is more invaluable than ever now that newly organized art schools, ateliers, academics, and colleges are following curricula based on the rediscovery of Classical ideals in art in ways that are also reflected in other fields such as architecture and urban planning.
Whether you are an artist, student, or art enthusiast, you'll want to have this beautiful book in your collection.
224 pages, Hardcover.