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Illustrator and painter Harvey Dunn was deeply influenced by Howard Pyle. Pyle's Brandywine students became some of the most important and well-regarded artists of the twentieth century, including N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith...and Dunn, who went on to influence the next generation of artists. During the course of an evening in 1934, while Dunn was teaching at Grand Central School of the Arts, Miss Taylor recorded his comments and criticisms. These notes later surfaced in a slim, limited-edition volume. Enhanced by Dunn's striking woodcut images, the book provides a flavorful re-creation of the atmosphere in his classroom.
An Evening in the Classroom is the best-preserved record of Dunn's critiques, and this handsome hardcover book will instruct and inspire artists, teachers and students, and art historians. For instance, one of our own here at Bud Plant. Laurie here designs our catalogs, our website ads, our newsletters and more...she's also an artist herself. Unprompted by me, she came in after reading the book with very high praise for it, so I asked her to write that in her own words:
"This book is about the heart and soul of creating art. Harvey Dunn's approach focuses on that spark that makes a work more than technically adept, a work that can sweep up the viewer in the same manner the artist was captured by the subject. His suggestions and comments extend far beyond art--a blueprint for living a richer, more meaningful life." - Laurie Woodum, Bud's Art Books
"Dunn, in his teaching, was more concerned with the essential spirit of work than with technical procedures. He never taught what kind of brushes or what kind of paint to use. It was merely whether the result had anything in common with the excitement of human existence." — Dean Cornwell, "the Dean of Illustrators"
Foreword by Jeff Menges, who is the editor of Dover's Calla series of reprints of classic books, as well as new compilations of historic works, such as Illustrations from Collier's Magazine: 1998-1914, and 101 Great Illustrators of the Golden Age: 1890-1925.
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Item Code ANEVH Publisher Dover Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9780486834900 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 5x8 # Pages 80pg Color Text/b&w
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