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Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

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Creating a likeness of a person is one of the greatest challenges an artist can face. in this book, John Howard Sanden makes the challenge much more achievable by breaking it down into 29 logical steps. Working in the exciting premier coup tradition, you will learn to execute a finished portrait in a single sitting, starting with your very first stroke. Perfected by Sanden over three decades of painting and teaching, this 29-step method will help you create convincing, lively portraits every time. John Howard Sanden's career as a portrait artist has spanned three decades. Since moving from the Midwest to New York City in 1969, he has been called upon by more than 500 of the nation's public and business leaders to portray them in his striking painting style. (In a 1991 New York Post, popular columnist Pete Hamill said that "John Howard Sanden is the closest we have in America to fit the old role of court painter.") Sanden is widely regarded as the foremost teacher of professional portrait methods in the world today. Founder of the Portrait Institute of New York, he has toured the nation teaching his ideas and techniques to thousands. His books and videos have extended his teaching even further. in a 1984 article in Profile, the magazine of the American Portrait Society, the Society's president wrote, "John Howard Sanden may well be the best known name in contemporary American portraiture." on May 29, 1994, the American Society of Portrait Artists presented Sanden with their first John Singer Sargent Medal for Lifetime Achievement
Product Details

Author: John Howard Sanden, Elizabeth Sanden

Language: English


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: North Light Books

Release Date: 1999-08-01

Pages: 143

ISBN: 0891349022

ISBN13: 9780891349020