The Art of The Portrait: portraiture as seen through the eyes of Max Ginsburg, Michael Shane Neal and Dawn Whitelaw, Joseph Q.Daily and Elizabeth Zanzinger.

The 23rd edition of The Art of The Portrait comes to life and does so with an exceptional artist: Max Ginsburg, 90 years old this year.  An innate talent that he experienced, when he was still a child, with his artist father.  In the series of works presented in his anthology there is the image of his parents, whom the artist immortalizes arm in arm: "the right one", the artist points out, ...

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Fourth day of convention with Michael Shane Neal and official start of the XXIII edition of The Art of The Portrait.

The official speaker for the fourth day of the workshop was Michael Shane Neal, a faculty member and from this year also Chairman of the Portrait Society of America. It would be complex to mention all the honors and awards received by the artist in the thirty years of his career, so we will limit ourselves to saying that among the countless awards there is the Grand Prize Award from the ...

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Between drawing and sculpture: Alicia Ponzio, the exploring composition through sketching.

Third day of workshops for the Portrait Society of America's The Art of The Portrait pre-convention in its 23rd edition. Today's artist is Alicia Ponzio, a sculptor and figurative drawing instructor who has received numerous awards and honors from prestigious American institutions, including the The Portrait Society of America, the Art Renewal Center, and The National Sculpture Society from which Alicia received the Alex J. Ettl Grant in 2016.  Today's workshop was ...

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Michelle Dunaway’s smile in Painting the Portrait in Charcoal.

Michelle Dunaway's engaging smile, accompanied participants on the second day of the workshop at The Art of The Portrait, the Portrait Society of America's annual convention, now in its 23rd year. The theme proposed by the artist was: "Painting the Portrait" a title chosen not by chance since its drafting, carried out with big brushes, accompanied Dunaway's gestures, in a charcoal portrait, as if she were working on an oil painting.  The ...

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Robert Liberace, the eye and hand connection.

First day of pre-convention workshops for "The Art of The Portrait," the Portrait Society of America's annual convention, now in its 23rd year.  The day was entirely dedicated to the theme: "The Eye and Hand Connection”. What better artist than Robert Liberace could introduce a delicate and sometimes underestimated topic like this?  Portraying the image of his daughter Ava from a photograph, Master Liberace highlighted, live in front of dozens of people, ...

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The Art of The Portrait by the Portrait Society of America: learning from the best.

Countdown to the 23rd annual conference, "The Art of The Portrait”, by the prestigious and historic Portrait Society of America. Given the great success of 2020, and the restrictions still in place due to Covid-19, the four-day convention will be virtual for the second year below, May 3-6. The meeting will be able to make up for the lack of human contact with themes that deal with the traditions and ...

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The world of American contemporary realism greetings Richard Schmid.

It's been almost a year since Michelle Dunaway, pupil of Richard Schmid brilliantly interviewed -virtually, given the pandemic times- him and his wife, the beloved artist Nancy Guzik during the 22nd annual seminar of The Portrait Society of America. This year's 23nd edition is just over a month away, yet a shadow has been creeping over the world of contemporary American realistic art since Sunday, April 18. In fact, Richard ...

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Sink by Edward Povey, 2020. Olio su lino, 79×79”

Conde Contemporary, a fine realist art gallery specializing in works by predominantly Latin American artists and until recently at home in the luxurious Miracle Mile in Coral Gables has relocated to Natchez, Mississippi for more than legitimate reasons: the unconditional love for art and the desire to invest her energies in it as a socio-economic driver, pushed Stacy Conde to refuse the astronomical premium of doing business in Miami. Full ...

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Miami Niche published by the journal of Portrait Society.

The article by Miami Niche in the journal of the Portrait Society of America closing the 22nd Conference of the Art of Portrait, this year virtual.  The Art of the Portrait Journal is a color collectible publication that presents a variety of content including the Miami Niche article.  All members receive complimentary copies of this publication on a quarterly basis. A great honor and a great pleasure to be present ...

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Fourth day of Realism Day, from the representation of the old masters to lectures, from criticism to artistic society, portraiture, still life and the winner of the Self Portrait Award.

Last day of convention: after the surprise of Eric Rhoads as Bob Ross, artist and instructor beloved and adored by the American people, who passed away in 1995, the session of Graydon Parrish begins. A participant, yesterday said that Realism Live offers the possibility to get in touch (it would have been really live if the meeting hadn't jumped because of the virus) with the great contemporary artists who will ...

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