Drawing The Head And Hands

Drawing The Head And Hands by Andrew Loomis

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Andrew Loomis William Andrew Loomis (1892-1959), better known simply as Andrew Loomis, is an American illustrator, author and art teacher. Although his professional career was in the field of advertising, however, Loomis is best known as the author of a series of drawing textbooks, which are still highly sought after by aspiring artists. Loomis was born in Syracuse, New York, raised in Zanesville, Ohio and spent most of his working life in Chicago. At 19, he studied at the Art Students League in New York under the direction of George Bridgman and F.W. du Monde. Loomis then returned to Chicago to work in an art studio and continue his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. After serving in the army in World War I, Loomis worked for several advertising agencies and then opened his own studio in downtown Chicago. In the 1930s, he taught at the American Academy of Arts. His teaching methods formed the basis for his first book, Fun With a Pencil, in 1939.

Loomis died in 1959. H...

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Andrew Loomis William Andrew Loomis (1892-1959), better known simply as Andrew Loomis, is an American illustrator, author and art teacher. Although his professional career was in the field of advertising, however, Loomis is best known as the author of a series of drawing textbooks, which are still highly sought after by aspiring artists. Loomis was born in Syracuse, New York, raised in Zanesville, Ohio and spent most of his working life in Chicago. At 19, he studied at the Art Students League in New York under the direction of George Bridgman and F.W. du Monde. Loomis then returned to Chicago to work in an art studio and continue his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. After serving in the army in World War I, Loomis worked for several advertising agencies and then opened his own studio in downtown Chicago. In the 1930s, he taught at the American Academy of Arts. His teaching methods formed the basis for his first book, Fun With a Pencil, in 1939. Loomis died in 1959. His latest book, Eye of the Painter and Elements of Beauty, was published posthumously in 1961.  "We are dependent on realism, and therefore we embellish and exaggerate our creative thoughts." E. Lumis