Friday, June 8, 2007
"Passed" Painter of the Day
It's Friday and I can't decide on a "passed" painter to tell you about. So, I think I'll focus on a group of painters, or "would be" painters. A school for "would be" painters and portraitists, called simply American School, offered painting instruction for those who had the time and means to attend. These students were taught by American painters rather than attending a European school of painting. The American style of painting was distinctively different than European painters. These "would be" painters were taught realism in their technique. And most painted portraits showed subjects with a favorite item to be remembered in oils for years to come. Some portraits depicted the subject in his or her profession, for example, a Minister would be painted with a Bible. This Little Girl in Red with Basket was painted by a student of the American School. Sadly, these artist were not recognized by name. They are simply known as "American School" painter. Here is one I painted...(and will probably paint again soon with more of a patriotic theme), using an American School artist's portrait for my inspiration.
~Have a wonderful weekend everyone~