Drawing Lessons from the Great masters
100 Great Drawings Analyzed and Figure Drawing Fundamentals Defined
Robert Beverly Hale
Book (Paperback), 8 1/2 x 11, 272 pages, 200 black and white illustrations
This famous work enables artists to learn drawing as those of the past did: by study and emulation of the masters.
“Studying and emulating past masters is the best way of learning to draw, according to this book's legendary author.”— American Artist , September 2001
Robert Beverly Hale (1901-1985) was considered to be America's preeminent teacher of artistic anatomy. He was Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and he taught at the Art Students League of New York for forty years. He served as Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Lecturer on Anatomy at Columbia University, and was Lecturer at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at The Cooper Union in New York. His famous lectures, illustrated with life-size drawings he created on the spot, were attended by students, professional artists, and art educators from around the world. These lectures were compiled and edited by, Terence Coyle and published in master Class in Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill, 1985). Hale is also the coauthor (with Coyle) of Anatomy Lessons from the Great masters , and translator and editor of the classic anatomy book Artistic Anatomy by D