Last day of The Art of The Portrait: portraiture as seen through the eyes – and lives – of Susan Lyon, Dean Mitchell and Quang-Ho.

Today there will be another extraordinary day full of events that will "enlighten" you before returning to your studios to put into practice the notions acquired during this wonderful convention that has seen some of the most renowned artists of the American realistic-figurative art scene.  The Art of The Portrait began with an inspirational hour with Susan Lyon addressing a frequent theme that every artist has experienced, precisely because of their ...

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The Art of The Portrait: portraiture seen through the eyes of Burt Silverman, Anna Rose Bain, Mardie Rees and Robert Liberace. Award ceremony for the winners of (The) Art of The Portrait.

Another star of the contemporary art scene will open the third day of the 23rd edition of (The) Art of The Portrait of the Portrait Society of America: Burton Silverman, a 93-year-old artist, a reference point in the "credible construction" of the portrait, with many stories to tell.  The approach that the artist has had during his long career with the use of photography as a support started from the analysis ...

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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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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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