Gerald Ackerman was born in California. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley, then at the University of Munich and finally at Princeton, where he received his PhD. For twenty years, he was a professor of art history at Pomona College in California. He is a specialist of Gerome and published studies on other 19th century American and European artists, as well as on the theory of academic art.
This is study for the serious artist. More illustration than text.
There are a lot of sculptures to draw and sketches to duplicate. Read more
It goes without saying that this book is a classic. It's used by the finest ateliers and drawing studios worldwide. I have two copies, a hard cover and soft cover edition. Read morePublished 4 months ago by El Sooko
Must have for an artist, very expensive and does not worth really unless you are superkeenPublished 5 months ago by Ruslan Yemtsov
This book was recommended by an oil painting class teacher, who had her own personal copy. I was hoping and looking more for how the old masters developed and prepared their... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bill M. Pulley
The Bargue Drawing Course was developed in the 19th century and used in French ateliers to teach students how to draw. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jk
I sent this book to a friend who is an aspiring artist. he loves the book and says he is trying to learn the lessons. He feels it will be a great asset for the future.Published 7 months ago by painnurse