How I Make A Picture by Al Parker - Famous Artists Advanced Program


 

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Description

This copy belonged to Edwin Eberman, with his name engraved on the binder. Together with Albert Dorne, Edwin Eberman was a co-founder of the Famous Artists School in Westport where he acted as art director. Eberman was involved with the school from 1947 to 1965.

Eberman was an artist and art director for Arts & Decorative Magazine (1933-35); McCalls (1936-38); and, Look (1941-46).

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods they use in making pictures....we are confident you will find it fully expresses the man and his work, and is designed so you can readily understand his way of thinking about picture-making."

The Famous Artists School's Advanced Program which started in 1948 consisted of eleven separate volumes/binders each written and illustrated by a different faculty member (John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb). It only lasted for a few years before school president Albert Dorne cancelled the program due to low enrollment and had all the material incinerated (according to an instructor at the school at the time) resulting in the scarcity of the remaining volumes.

This volume is Al Parker's contribution to the Famous Artists School's Advanced Program. An entire course (11 lessons in 192 pages) written and illustrated entirely by Parker, one of the most innovative and admired illustrators of the twentieth century.

"What you will get out of this course: I will do all I can with words and pictures in my course to assist you to become an illustrator. I have tried to keep my course informal, just as though you had dropped into my studio to talk of this business of illustrating. First of all, there are no short cuts, there never were any and there never will be any. However, I can ease the way for you, which is more assistance than I had when I started. In other words, there will be less trial and error if you follow my instructions.

"I can give you the kind of thinking that precedes my painting of a picture. You get step-by-step procedures. I use a variety of procedures myself and I will give you as many of them as I feel are needed. You'll get a thorough idea of how my job goes from manuscript to mat. This information should make you think for yourself and evolve your own methods.... You'll have all the information I could ever give you on how to be an illustrator."

As with all our copies of the Famous Artists Courses, we have verified the contents and completeness of this volume. All the lesson pages are present including all the color plates. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, a facsimile is included.

Features

Al Parker

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild to moderate wear, with a number of ringholes torn on the early pages. The binder is lightly worn along the edges and seams.

Creators

Al
Parker

Publishing Information

Westport, CT
Institute of Commercial Art
1949
1st

Physical Description

14 inches
12 inches
192 pages
4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations
printed custom binder
English