Benjamin West’s Quick and Curious Rise
BY BOB BAHR
For about 50 years, England looked to a largelyuntutored man from the American colonies to lead itsart scene. A show last spring at the Woodmere ArtMuseum helped illuminate the mystery and mastery of Benjamin West through his drawings.
Drawing Magazine Cover Competition Winners
We chose 10 finalists for our Drawing Magazine CoverCompetition—and then easily named William Rose thewinner, as he best showcased the skill level andimagination of our readers.
The Intelligent Line of Albrecht Dürer
BY JOHN A. PARKS
A genius emerged from a world of medievalcraftsmen to become the greatest artist of theNorthern Renaissance.
Flight, Food, and Form
BY KENNETH J. PROCTER
Birds have represented many things to humansthroughout the ages, but as artists’ depictionssuggest, they usually mean freedom, flight, andfood—and a challenge for the draftsman.
Understanding Anatomy: The Brow
BY DAVID JON KASSAN
The eye and brow ridge area is where the face displaysmost of its expression, so it is important for artists tohave a good grasp of how to portray the naturalphysiognomy of this area of the model.