Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Influences. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Tradition.

Here is some of the work of my teachers.
People with whom I studied at PAFA or sought out for private tutoring or apprenticeships.
Ben Kamihira


Sidney Goodman



Arthur DeCosta


Deborah Deichler




Nelson Shanks





The Philadelphia School of painting is steeped in tradition and unabashedly realist in nature.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (the first art school in the United States) is a bastion of  that approach and continues that tradition to this day.