"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.
Atherton was a creator of "Magic Realism" paintings--first as an advertising illustrator/poster artist, later as a magazine illustrator and cover artist, and finally as a fine artist. He was an avid fly-fisherman and wrote and illustrated a book on the subject. He died in 1952.
This volume is John Atherton's contribution to the Famous Artists School's Advanced Program. A course (9 lessons in 166 pages) written & illustrated entirely by Atherton.
As with all our copies of the Famous Artists Courses, we have verified the contents and completeness of this volume. All the pages are present including all the color plates.
Near Fine. The first five pages show light wear, the rest are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. It lacks the binder.