Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Excellency of the Pen & Pencil

The Excellency of the Pen & Pencil was published anonymously in 1668 by Ratcliff and Daniel for Newman and Jones. It is largely a translation of the works of Albrecht Durer and Holbein and Lomantius.

About the book at Princeton University Library's website. Read online at the Internet Archive. An original copy is for sale on Ebay.

The excellency of the pen and pencil exemplifying the uses of them in the most exquisite and mysterious arts of drawing, etching, engraving, limning, ... (1688)

Stewart Klonis

 Stewart Klonis drawings from the 1940s. They show a cubist influence and a distinct sculptural quality. He was an employee of the Guggenheim Brothers Brokerage House and studied painting at night  at the Art Students League in the 1930s and was elected president of the League in 1937 and executive director in 1946. His background in business and economics brought discipline to the Leagues finances and prevented its demise which seemed possible when he joined. He served as executive director until he retired at the age of 80. New York Times obituary. The drawings are for sale on Ebay.

Classical Life Drawing Studio: Lessons & Teachings in the Art of Figure Drawing (The Art Students League of New York)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Iain MacNab - Action Poses

From Figure Drawing by Iain MacNab. Symbolic Figures in Various Actions. Two positions of the barrel-like form of the ribs. And a chalk drawing by Iain MacNab in Adolphe Armand Braun's Human Form

Figure drawing ("How to do it" series)

The Human Form in Art (Dover Anatomy for Artists)

Impressions of the Human Form

Etching by Iain MacNab.

1940s Figure Drawings

Some of the drawings are for sale on Ebay, others have already been sold.

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