Drawing Basics: Henry Casselli's Portrait Drawings

In the winter 2008 issue of Drawing magazine, we explored how Henry Casselli has looked to drawings to clarify his impressions and better understand his subject throughout his long career. Here, we offer more of his portrait drawings in this online exclusive gallery. And for access to more instruction on how to draw people, download our free eBook.

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Ellie

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Marin's 7th Birthday

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Dana and Bell

Ellie
1996, graphite on toned
laid paper, 30 x 22.
Collection Jane Casselli.
Marin's 7th Birthday
1988, graphite, 17 x 14.
Collection Marin Casselli.
Dana and Bell
1980, graphite, 21 x 14.
Collection Dana Casselli Simon.

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Marin, Six Months

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Dana (Profile, Sleeping)

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Dana's 7th Birthday

Marin, Six Months
1982, graphite, 14 x 17.
Collection Marin Casselli.
Dana (Profile, Sleeping)
1978, graphite, 14 x 17.
Collection Dana Casselli Simon.
Dana's 7th Birthday
1982, graphite, 18 x 24.
Collection Dana Casselli Simon.

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Marin My Dear

Graphite drawing by Henry Casselli, Crippen Lost in Thought

Marin My Dear
1983, graphite, 24 x 18.
Collection Marin Casselli.
Crippen Lost in Thought
1980, graphite, 24 x 18.
NASA Art Collection.

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6 thoughts on “Drawing Basics: Henry Casselli's Portrait Drawings

  1. Henry !How wonderful to see Your masterful lines and to once again search for how to draw.I am still trying but fail most of the time.I love to see your favorite drawings of the girls.I am sending this site to Gretchen in Paris! Grace

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