Monday, September 17, 2012

Exhibition: Four Young Artists

The arrival of a great new model is one of the perpetual joys of drawing at the Palette and Chisel.

But even more exciting is the arrival of hot new talent.

And incredibly enough, here are four young, very talented, recent members who got together to have a show

Adam Nowak

"Misha the Sculptor"

Most of our membership, like my distinguished
old friend
depicted above,
is rather long in the tooth.

So sometimes I do worry whether the club will carry on after we have passed on to the fourth floor studio.

But as this exhibit demonstrates, there is no need to worry !

There will always be young people with the interest, talent, and fresh eyes to depict the visual world around them.

I've known this model, Meg, for 30 years.

Self portrait

Everything, even the simplest things
seems to have been discovered anew.

Which is how it should be.

Dumpster in Forest Park

(located about five blocks from where I live, I'll have to walk over and check it out some day)

Anthony Cramer

Anthony is the only one of the four who is not currently a student at the American Academy -- which happily continues to feed us with new members and teachers.

In fact, like Timothy Rees, he's never attended an art school at all.


He's just picked things up -- painting with other artists and maybe taking a class here and there.

Self Portrait

An entrepreneurial fellow,
he currently owns a bunch of ATM's

My favorite painting in the show.

Has Gainsborough come back to life?

Or actually,

this is more like Jeremy Lipking
the current super-star of this kind of painting.

What a wonderful little scene

Hanna Amer

This is a scene Hanna painted when visiting family in Jordan this Summer.

The international scope of the Palette and Chisel has always thrilled me, and this is possibly the only insider's view of purdah that will ever appear in the P&C.

What a great, strong, sensitive head!

Lucas Bianchi
Self Portrait

This young Brazilian is so talented, it's scary.

Which might be why he likes to draw scary things

I'm pretty sure these pair models were drawn at one of the three Drawing Marathons I conduct every year.

This is the best depiction I think we will ever see of this fine model who also writes classical liturgical music.

And this is one of the best depictions of Steve French whom I first drew in 1976.

This life drawing
has been badly mangled
by reflections from its mounting.

but still it's a good drawing.


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