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Below is a list of some of the distinguished contributors who have published articles on the ARC website over the years.

Virgil Elliott

Virgil Elliott

Virgil Elliott is the author of Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present, published in 2007 by Watson-Guptill Publications. He is one of ARC's <u>Living Masters</u>, and an active member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Artists' Paints and Materials. Images of some of his artworks can be seen in ARC's Gallery of Living Masters and on his own web site, www.virgilelliott.com.

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R.H. Ives Gammell

R.H. Ives Gammell

American muralist, portrait painter, art teacher, and writer on art, was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1893. In 1911, he enrolled in the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. It was there that he made contact with painters who had been trained in Europe, particularly with William Paxton, who had himself been a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme's at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

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Mark D. Gottsegen

Mark D. Gottsegen

M.D. Gottsegen studied painting in Boston, with Philip Guston and James Weeks. He has been teaching painting and drawing, and the materials of painting, at UNC Greensboro since 1976. Author of The Painter's Handbook and A Manual of Painting Materials and Techniques, Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, Gottsegen has been a member of ASTM International since 1978 and chair of its Subcommittee D01.57 on Artists' Paints since 1990. He is a member of ISO (International Standards Organization) WG-5 on the Light Stability of Colored Pictorial Images, and the paintings Research Group of the Conservation Committee of the International Council on Museums, and has been a lecturer on painting materials at the College Art Association, the National Gallery of Art, The North Carolina Museum of Art, and for other arts organizations.

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Don Gray

Don Gray

Don Gray is a realist painter with a long and lively career, in which he has worked in the capacity of museum curator (1998-2001), producer and moderator for Manhattan Cable Television (1975-92), as well as a college and university lecturer from 1967-85 to 1994-97, respectively. Don has been a practising artist since his first exhibition in 1963, and a poet since 1972. He is a witty and prolific writer on art, and has worked for a number of prestigious organisations (such as the New York Arts Journal and Times Herald-Record). Further articles by Don — as well as examples of his art and poetry — can be found on his website.

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Dr. Gregory Hedberg

Dr. Gregory Hedberg

Gregory Hedberg received his B.A. in Art History from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from New York University. For 20 years he had a distinguished museum career as Lecturer and Fellow at The Frick Collection, New York.

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Kerry Holsapple

Kerry Holsapple

Kerry Holsapple is an award-winning artist with direct lineage to the master tradition via the Boston School of Painting. He received his introduction to the tradition through study with Richard Lack at the Atelier Lack & with R.H. Ives Gammell at the Fenway Studios in Boston. As an educational researcher & scholar of the tradition, the artist continues to research the studio practices of the great artists & schools of painting. His works are represented in private collections in the United States & England. He has been teaching drawing & painting to both adults & children for over 25 years.

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Stapleton Kearns

Stapleton Kearns

Stapleton Kearns is a former student of R.H.Ives Gammell and Robert Douglas Hunter. He is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists who lives and works in Derry, New Hampshire.

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Gregg Kreutz

Gregg Kreutz

An award winning painter and author of the classic artist’s guide, Problem Solving for Oil Painters (now in it’s 29th year of publication), Gregg Kreutz has been drawing and painting all his life. After graduating from N.Y.U., he pursued his training as a painter in earnest at the Art Student’s League of New York winning a merit scholarship. He studied with Frank Mason, Robert Beverly Hale, and, most significantly, David A. Leffel. After his training at the League, he signed up for the Washington Square Outdoor Art Show where we won best in show. From there, he found representation in galleries and became a full time painter.

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Robert Stacy McCain

Robert Stacy McCain

Robert Stacy McCain is an American conservative journalist, writer, and blogger. McCain is a former assistant national editor and reporter for The Washington Times and co-author (with Lynn Vincent) of the 2006 book Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party. He is proprietor of the blog, The Other McCain.

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Kirk Richards

Kirk Richards

Kirk Richards studied with prominent American painter and teacher Richard Lack in Minneapolis from 1976-1980 after earning his BFA and MA degrees in art from West Texas State University.

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Fred Ross

Fred Ross

Founder and Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, Ross is the leading authority on William Bouguereau and co author of the recently published Catalogue Raisonné William Bouguereau: His Life and Works.

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Kara Ross

Kara Ross

Chief Operating Officer for the Art Renewal Center and Chief Executive Officer for The Da Vinci Initiative, Kara Ross is a regular columnist in the arts section of The Epoch Times and is a contributing writer for Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. She was the co-editor of the William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonnée and is also researching and writing the catalogue raisonnée on Edmund Blair Leighton, for which she is accepted as the world authority on the artist.

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William Whitaker

William Whitaker

William Whitaker has been a professional artist since 1965, during which time he has conducted workshops and been a university art professor.  He continues to work with one or two advanced student artists for fun.  He paints about three or four hours every day ands spends the rest of the time trying not to ruin any good work he's done.

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David Wootton

David Wootton

David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York. He works on the intellectual and cultural history of the English speaking countries, Italy, and France, 1500-1800. He is currently writing a book entitled Power, Pleasure and Profit based on his Carlyle Lectures at the University of Oxford in 2014.  His most recent book is The Invention of Science, published by Allen Lane.

 

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Brian Yoder

Brian Yoder

Co-Founder of ARC, ARC Webmaster for several years, Host of the Art Renewal Audio podcast, Founder of the GoodArt discussion group that brought the original ARC founders and board of advisors together. Brian is a tireless advocate for skill, quality, technique, meaning, and innovation in art and has been writing and speaking on the subject for many years. He is the moderator of the Pasadena Socrates Café, a live philosophy discussion group and the Ideas that Shaped History live discussion group both of which meet in his home town of Pasadena, California (for more information on these search for them on Meetup.com).

He studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Central Michigan University, and is currently the Chief Software Architect at Moffatt and Nichol. He has previously held senior technical positions at Peter Norton Computing/Symantec, US Networx, EarthLink, uWink, OpenSoft, Scalable Network Technologies, CyberDefender, and Brian Yoder Consulting, where he has worked on virus and malware detection, networking, gaming, animation, printing, simulation, mathematical, and military security projects.

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Alexandra York

Alexandra York

Internationally published author in both fiction and nonfiction Alexandra York was for six years the editor for ART Ideas, a quarterly arts and culture magazine published by American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART) a 501 ( c) (3) New-York-City- based nonprofit educational arts foundation of which she is the founding president: www.ART-21.org,  She curated and produced several major art exhibits in New York City and at Hillsdale College in Michigan and has lectured at universities, private organizations, Celebrity Town Hall Series, and luxury cruise ships as well as appearing on TV talk shows such as "Today," and "Larry King Live" among many others.  Her articles have appeared in publications as varied as Reader's Digest, Vogue, and The New York Times, and her speeches have been re-printed in Vital Speeches of the Day.  She currently has a regular art and culture column on the largest online news service, NewsMax.com

Alexandra received the 1997 Whiting Memorial Award for "outstanding and continuing contribution to the advancement of society" from the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Florence Academy of Art and is listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America. Her first novel CROSSPOINTS  A Novel of Choice set in New York’s controversial art world was favorably reviewed by ARC's Editor in Chief  Sherry Ross.  Her important book FROM THE FOUNTAINHEAD TO THE FUTURE and Other Essays on Art and Excellence has become a reference source for art schools and ateliers in America and abroad; it is available from ARC’s bookstore.

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