Monday, June 17, 2013

J.C. Leyendecker

It’s an age-old process for art students to copy the work of the masters. The student will learn more from this practice then any art school assignment, lecture or book.

 For years students have been studying the artwork of the great American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker. Leyendecker had what seemed an ease to his virtuoso application of paint. It is this ellusive technique that the students of art have been trying to figure out. For a look at a copy of a Leyendecker I did, click here
The above drawing, although credited to Leyendecker, may be a student study after his original painting. The next image is a close-up of the  original Leyendecker  illustration below.

Click the following link to see more of his paintings with close-ups provided. Haggin Museum's Leyendecker exhibit

Thanks to Augie Pagan for the above photo

Leyendecker in 1895
From Wikipedia
March 23, 1874
Montabaur, Rhine Province, German Empire
Died July 25, 1951 (aged 77)
New Rochelle, New York, USA
Nationality American
Education Chicago Art Institute, Académie Julian

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