|Glass Study 3 by Stephen Early, oil painting on masonite, 7 x 5.
Stephen Early: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Artist Stephen Early began his art education at the
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He has received many notable portrait
painting commissions from the likes of Richard Carlin, Henry Siegel (the founder of Sea
Gull Lighting Company), and the Honorable Judge William Hart Rufe II, among
others. He was the recipient of a Certificate of Excellence at the Portrait
Society of America's 2008 and 2010 Portrait Competitions.
Early is a Studio Incamminati teaching fellow who joined the
school in 2002 at its inception and has served as principal instructor in
Nelson Shanks' Intensive and Advanced Painting Workshops at Studio Incamminati.
He has also taught workshops at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and at the
New York Academy of Fine Arts Workshop, among others.
He also served as Shanks' teaching assistant at the Art
Students League of New York. Previously, he worked as an illustrator after
receiving his A.S. degree in commercial art from the Art Institute of
Philadelphia. He completed additional studies at the Art Students League of New
York and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia.
He has exhibited his work at the Scottsdale Salon of Fine
Art in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio in
Doylestown, PA; in the Forbes Magazine Gallery in New York City; and the Union
League of Philadelphia, among others. His work has received media coverage in
the following publications as well: American Painter Video Magazine, spring
2011 edition; the book, Star Wars Vision by J.W Rinzler and George Lucas, which
was published in 2010; and American Artist magazine, March 2007, among others.
Early has also established a workshop practice across the
country, giving classes in figure painting and form painting at The Torpedo
Factory Art League in Alexandria, VA, and the Queens Gallery in Charlotte,
North Carolina, among others. For more information about Early, visit his
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