Need bona fides? The Art Students League of New York is an art school whose founding dates back to 1875 and along the way the artists who train artists have nurtured the likes of Georgia O’Keefe and Jackson Pollack among many others along the way. That should tell you everything you need to know.
Now James L. McElhinny takes you inside the classrooms and offers insights from the artists/teachers that carry on the traditions of the school in; Art Students League of New York on Painting: Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles, and Methods.
This compendium offers a range of mediums, styles, techniques and artistic insights. The gamut is truly amazing and beautifully illustrated. The artists offer entertaining insights into not only the League, but into the city that it calls home.
While the range of styles is all encompassing and offers some amazing work, easily my favorite is the near photographic rendering of Fredrick Bosen, who offers up classic watercolor realism. Brosen’s works feature watercolor over graphite and capture a richness and texture of classic New York front porches.
Deeply detailed and widely varied, Art Students League of New York on Painting is perfect for the experienced and beginning painter alike or for those who simply enjoy works of stunning beauty.