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.