How I Make A Picture by Fred Ludekens (Famous Artists Advanced Program) (Very Good)


 

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"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 Fred Ludekens' contribution to the Famous Artists School's Advanced Program. A 98-page course written and illustrated entirely by this illustrator (1900-1982) who lived in California most of his life and specialized in Western & Southwestern scenes & subjects. He assisted Albert Dorne in creating the original Famous Artists basic course in 1948, hence his late addition to the Advanced Program (Dorne never completed his advanced volume before closing down the program).

Lessons include:

  • my approach to pictures
  • research
  • preliminary work
  • drawing procedure
  • making an advertising picture
  • making an illustration picture
  • pictures I like and why
  • black and white
  • the dramatic picture

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.
  • Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining.
  • Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes.
  • The assignment sheet is present but stained and edgeworn.
  • The maroon binder is stained and discolored, the boards are slightly bowed, and the rings are rusty.

Features

Fred Ludekens

Condition & Attributes

Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen

Creators

Fred
Ludekens

Publishing Information

Westport, CT
Institute of Commercial Art
1951
1st

Physical Description

14 inches
12 inches
98 + fold-out transparent page pages
306 black & white illustrations
Hardcover
printed custom binder
English