Instructors at Large

Dan Gheno’s New Book, Figure Drawing Master Class

  • March 26, 2015


Figure Drawing Master Class is Dan Gheno’s new book, a 176-page compilation of ten of articles he wrote for Drawing Magazine. Each article has been rewritten as individual, sequential chapters, with added text, images, and new step-by-step demonstrations. The book includes work by many Old Masters as well as drawings and paintings by Gheno, Art Students League members Robin Smith and the late Marvin Franklin, and many League instructors, past and present, including Sigmund Abeles, Anthony Antonios, Peter Cox, Harvey Dinnerstein, Deane G. Keller Jr., Mary Beth McKenzie, Andrew Reiss, Sharon Sprung, Jerry Weiss, and Alex Zwarenstein. The book (available for pre-order on Amazon) will be published by North Light in May 2015. The Spring 2015 issue of Drawing Magazine includes an excerpt from the book’s chapter on gesture drawing.

On Exhibition: Sherry Camhy at the National Arts Club

  • March 17, 2015

Sherry Camhy’s At a Still Point received first prize for landscape at the 116th Annual Exhibiting Artist Members Exhibition, which continues at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, NYC) through March 29, 2015.

Sherry Camhy, At a Still Point, undated. Oil on canvas, 42 x 36 in.

Sherry Camhy, At a Still Point, 2015. Oil on canvas, 42 x 36 in.

On Exhibition: Sylvie Covey at Ditra Gallery

  • March 16, 2015

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“Trees for me are a metaphor of the human condition,” says Sylvie Covey. “We are both unique and infinite in our freedom to grow, exist, coexist, share the earth and the sun and the water.” Trees of Dreams and Wonder: Pigment Transfers on Paper is a solo exhibition of Covey’s work opening at Ditra Gallery (226 East 83rd Street, NYC) on April 15 and continuing through April 30, 2015. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. Ditra Gallery is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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Bruce Dorfman Exhibiting in Loule, Portugal

  • March 5, 2015


Bruce Dorfman, Loulé, Loulé, 1993. Painted media, 26 x 28 in.

Bruce Dorfman, Loulé, Loulé, 1993. Painted media, 26 x 28 in.

Escola International de Arte Loule, 1993 – 1998 opens at the Museum of Art and Cloisters (Loule, Portugal) this August. The exhibition will include several of Bruce Dorfman’s works, completed during the summer of 1993 when he served as an invited Guest Artist there and which are now part of the collection of the Museum of Art at Loule. The exhibition continues through October 2015.

Jerry Weiss on Frederick Carl Frieseke

  • February 14, 2015

Jerry Weiss writes the “Master Class” column for The Artist’s Magazine. His most recent article in the series, “All About the Sunshine,” (PDF here) about painter Frederick Carl Frieseke, appears in the magazine’s April 2o15 issue.

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Frederick Carl Frieseke’s Lady in a Garden

    The salvation of art and of man is a spiritual one. One does not have to paint Madonnas to be a religious painter. — Wassily Kandinsky