Two Photographic Views from Academy Windows, photos courtesy of the Drawing Academy
Drawing Academy of the Atlantic Pursues Academic Training
The purpose of the Drawing Academy is to preserve, promote and teach the academic legacy begun in the fifteenth century in Italy and summed up by the program of the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in nineteenth-century France.
Images from left to right depict art by: Tim Rukavina, Marcia Magyar, Mark Brakke, Kathy Fiermoska
Academic training as taught at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts remains the clearest, simplest, and most accessible system ever formulated, according to the Academy.
Images from left to right depict art by: Tim Rukavina, Kathy Fiermoska, Tim Rukavina, Kathy Fiermoska
According to The American Society of Classical Realism, Drawing Academy of the Atlantic provides "The complete Boston tradition of painting with emphasis on the beaux-arts heritage of draftsmanship as taught by Gérôme. Taught by a pupil of Gammell and Lack. Small by design. Especially suited to mural and imaginative painters."
Images from left to right depict art by: Tim Rukavina, James Childs, James Childs, James Childs
Jim Childs, pupil of R. H. Ives Gammell and Richard Lack, is Director of Drawing Academy of the Atlantic. Childs was the only Gammell student to be taught a specifically designed program in mural decoration which is a distinct branch of art with its own laws of scale, color, values, design and style.
Four images from left to right depict art by: James Childs
The address of Drawing Academy of the Atlantic is 180 Varick Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10014.
Image depicts art by: Tim Rukavina
Art images shown in this article are by students of the Academy, except for art by James Childs.
For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.
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