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Re: [teacherartexchange] Artists who inspired


From: Diane Davis (dianemdavis_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 08:25:26 PDT

> , can you
> remember an artist who inspired you at a young age?
> Although many don't consider illustrators "true" artists, I was
> inspired by Maurice Sendak. If it hadn't been for his books, I might
> have never have looked at art as carefully as I did. I used to copy
> illustrator's art when I was a kid, wanting to draw like them. And
> since so many were done in pen and ink, it was easier to see how they
> were done, line by line. From there I branched out to other
> illustrators, and eventually to traditional art history. but I have to
> admit, until I went to college, I wasn't interested in traditional art
> history paintings. but I had a wide collection of illustrators that I
> admired. I still use many picture books in my art classes today as
> examples of style and material use.

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