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May I Introduce Rob Liberace?

1 May 2011

Figure Throwing Ball by Rob Liberace, chalk drawing on paper, 24 x 36.
Figure Throwing Ball by Rob Liberace,
chalk drawing on paper, 24 x 36.
Rob Liberace: Weekend With the Masters Instructor

Robert Liberace is considered by many to be a contemporary classicist, equally accomplished in sculpture, drawing, and painting and working in various media, including clay, graphite, chalk, pen-and-ink, watercolor, and oil. His work is inspired by the centuries of knowledge, skill, and elegance of the Old Masters.

Liberace is perhaps best known for his classic and distinctive style of figure drawing, and his drawings and instructional technique have been featured in American Artist and Workshop magazines, International Artist magazine, The Artist's Magazine, and in a forthcoming book focused on his contemporary approach for creating Old Master-style drawings.

As a sculptor, Liberace has been selected as a professional member of the National Sculpture Society and has received many important commissions, including a 15-foot crucifix that now hangs above the alter in Our Lady of Mercy Church, in Potomac, Maryland.

As a portraitist, Liberace received the Portrait Society of America's Grand Prize Award in their International Portrait Competition in April 2003. In 2002 he placed Best of Show. Liberace received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from George Washington University.

Rob is known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He teaches at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the United States and abroad. American Artist's Workshop Magazine featured one of Rob's Ireland workshops in their Spring 2006 issue. They also published an article about him in the Summer 2009 issue of the same magazine. Rob pioneered one of the first online teaching courses for American Artist Magazine, which included live webinars and critiques. He also teaches for the annual "Weekend with the Masters" workshops. He has filmed a series of tutorial DVDs on painting and drawing as well.

He teaches sculpture, painting, anatomy, and figure drawing at The Art League of Virginia as well as in workshops throughout the United States and abroad. The artist is represented by Arcadia Gallery, in New York City, John Pence Gallery, in San Francisco, and the M Gallery, in Sarasota. He lives in Venna, Virginia, with his wife and their two daughters.

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