Pictorial Design

Pictorial Design

An Outline of Basic Principles By Stephen Gjertson and Annette LeSueur Dedicated to Richard F. Lack (1929-2009) Artist, Teacher, Writer, Mentor, Friend INTRODUCTION Annette LeSueur and I developed this material over a period of several years. While teaching at Atelier...
Classical Realism: A Living Artistic Tradition

Classical Realism: A Living Artistic Tradition

By Stephen Gjertson The Origin of the Phrase The expression “Classical Realism,” when applied to a specific group of artists, originated with Minneapolis artist Richard Lack (1928-2009). Lack studied with Boston artist R. H. Ives Gammell (1893-1981) during the early...
The Mistress of All Masters

The Mistress of All Masters

By Stephen Gjertson This article was originally published in The American Society of Classical Realism – Salon 1992, exhibition catalogue, Heritage Art Gallery, Alexandria, VA. 
Footnotes are inserted into the text within brackets. Foundations are important....
On Motion in Art

On Motion in Art

Considering the Relationships Among Patronage, Training and the Arts By Stephen Gjertson Footnotes are inserted into the text within brackets. The contemporary artist who wishes to follow in the footsteps of the great painters of the past must come to grips with two...