|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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