Sherrie McGraw: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
|Drawing of Taheera
by Sherrie McGraw, 2009, charcoal, 24 x 18.
Sherrie McGraw has been at the forefront of the American art
scene for more than 30 years. As a young woman in Oklahoma City in 1978, she
was urged by her teachers Richard and Edith Goetz to move to New York to study
at the famed Art Students League where they had studied within the lineage of
Robert Brackman and George Bridgeman. In her initial years at the League she
studied primarily with legendary artist, David Leffel, but also learned anatomy
through Robert Beverly Hale and Jon Zahourek at the New York Academy.
After just a few years in New York, she was began making her
own way as an exceptional artist and began exhibiting and winning awards at
some of New York’s most famous art institutions. By the time she was 30, McGraw
was teaching classes at the Art Students League of New York. Included in
national museums, galleries, and art institutions, her classical chiaroscuro
paintings are selectively featured.
Currently, she gives lectures and demonstrations for such
art institutions as the Portrait Society of America, the Pennsylvania Academy
of Fine Art, the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, and Studio
Incamminati, in Philadelphia. In addition to showing at the National Cowboy
& Western Heritage Museum, her work has been exhibited in major institutions
including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, and
others, and hangs in numerous prestigious collections throughout the world,
including a satellite museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
She edited and wrote a foreword to The Drawings of Nicolai Fechin and worked on an initial edit of a
new book on Fechin’s paintings. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book,
The Language of Drawing and is
presently writing an instructional book on painting. For more information on
McGraw, visit her website.
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