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ARC is pleased to welcome ARC Associate Living Master™ Donald Clapper! Clapper's work has received national as well as international recognition and has been featured in many museums and p ...

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Since Easter is right around the corner, we thought it an appropriate time to add this new article to the website by Kara Lysandra Ross, ARC director of Operations. William Bouguereau (1825-1905), ...

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28 March, 2012

ARC is always expanding and the past few weeks have been no exception. Over 60 new works of art have been added to the site, many in high resolution. To see the new additons to ARC, please clic ...

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Spring is here and a recent addition to the ARC website reflects the beautiful change in the weather. The Mucha Museum, dedicated to Alphonse Mucha, the most beloved and universally known Art Nouv ...

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Dear Contestants, We are happy to announce the Judges for this year’s ARC International Salon competition are as follows: Fred Ross, Dr. Vern Swanson, Juliette Aristides, and introducing Danie ...

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13 March, 2012

"... what pleasure it gave me, as a 71-year-old Englishman, to read some of your items about David Hockney. I said his work wasn't much good;...anybody who knows which end of a paintbrush is which ...

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We are pleased to announce the addition of four of ARC Living Master™ James Gurney's books to the ARC Store!Each edition is signed and includes an original sketch by James GurneyTitles includ ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Anand PKC as an ARC Living Artist™!Anand PKC is fully dedicated to realism and wishes to paint his subjects as true to reality as possible."Creating virtual reali ...

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ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson will be having a 5-day portrait drawing workshop at Sadie Valeri Atelier in San Francsico from August 20 - 24, 2012. This workshop will focus on drawing th ...

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We are happy to announce that a large number of artists are graduating this year from the Georgetown Atelier and are ready to start their professional careers. This leaves a big opportunity for in ...

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ARC is pleased to announce the addition of Allied Organizations to our site! To better accomplish our mission and return sanity back to the visual arts, we have started to ally ourselves with like ...

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A.R.C. is happy to announce the release of the long awaited Ani Art Academies Core Program: Language of Drawing DVD series. For the last 18 months they have been recording each and every exercise ...

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Check out ARC's upcoming and current exhibitions page.There are many new events approaching, including our most recent addition of an open house at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art on March ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Marilyn Ines Rodriguez as an ARC Living Artist™! Marilyn Ines Rodriguez is a professionally trained classical sculptor whose main focus is the traditional representation of ...

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The Schubert Lecture Series presents ARC Living Master™ and founder of Studio Incamminati, Nelson Shanks. One of the foremost realist painters in America, Nelson Shanks is renowned for his ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome James Gurney as an ARC Living Master™!James Gurney is best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can ...

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Dear ARC For your information, Sarah Katie Li, winner of a Certificate of Merit in the 2011 Portrait of Canada Competition is a third year student at the Angel Academy of Art. She is 17 years old ...

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Congratulations to ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson for his interview in the Winter Issue of American Painting Video Magazine! You can download this issue at http://www.americanpaintingvid ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Stuart Dunkel as an ARC Living Artist™! "... nothing exists until light is draped over it. From the nothingness of black we build up to the perceived objects. As in love, ...

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Joshua Liner Gallery is hosting Resolve, an exhibition of twenty-five emerging and established artists whose work is rooted in classical art traditions and training. Including ARC Living Masters A ...

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Woman in a Kimono by Irena Korosec Oil on canvas - 20in x 16in. Congratulations to Irena Korosec, the master teacher and founder of ARC Apporved Atelier™ Bohemiarte School, on winning Best ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Angela Mia De La Vega as an ARC Living Master™! Exalting the human spirit through expressive faces and natural body movement has become the recognized trademark of ...

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Sensuality by Vala Ola Bronze Don Clapper and Vala Ola, long time friends of ARC and Charter members of IGOR, the International Guild of Realism, are participating in this year’s Celebration of ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome James Van Fossan as an ARC Associate Living Master™! "I have gravitated towards the natural, the heroic and most importantly, the human. As long as the subject mat ...

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Is Nudity in Art Good or Bad? Some people feel that the nude form is something that should be hidden away both in art and the artist's classroom and they frequently write to ARC expressing trep ...

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ARC is pleased to welcome Peter Fiore as an ARC Living Master™! Fiore's compositional simplicity with the complexity of his lively brushwork makes him a standout. Employing a deceptively wi ...

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Nelson Shanks - Portraits and Studio PaintingsThis exhibition of ARC Living Master™ Nelson Shanks work will include approximately 20 paintings and is the first solo exhibition of the a ...

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Hi Mr. Ross - I am one of the recipients for this year's ARC scholarship competition, and I just wanted to send my sincere gratitude for having chosen and supported my work. This scholarship wil ...

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ARC is pleased to offer How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step by Step Guide e-book by Eric Bossik. This e-book is a short 37 step guide on how to create a wipeout underpa ...

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Faces of Winter 2012 - A Daniel Greene Festival Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists' Biennial Fine Art Juried Portrait Exhibition January 30 - February 24 at UConn Stamford, One ...

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ARC is pleased to announce the availability of new books by two of our Living Masters™ in the ARC Store. To find out more information about ARC Living Master David Bowers' beautiful book, The E ...

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Two New Articles by ARC Director of Operations Kara Lysandra Ross are available at the Epoch Times. The Contemporary Realist Movement The term, “Contemporary Art,” has long been associat ...

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ARC is pleased to announce ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg's gallery and workshop page. Peace March by Max Ginsburg Max Ginsburg is a New York artist whose paintings are extremely realist ...

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In response to international demand, ARC-approved atelier the Academy of Realist Art is pleased to announce its first UK workshop. Senior Instructor Fernando Freitas will be conducting a seven-day ...

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Mavis by Richard Greathouse The Art Renewal Center (ARC) has been experiencing unprecedented success. As those familiar with the ARC and its mission know, the organization is involved in numerou ...

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16 December, 2011

E. Blair Leighton: The Prominent Outsider, by ARC Director of Operations Kara Lysandra Ross is now available on the ARC website. Despite his relative anonymity within a historical period still bei ...

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Nude with Glasses and Goateeby Cesar Santos ARC is happy to announce the addition of all new images in ARC Living Master™ Cesar Santos' gallery! Santos studied at Miami Dade College and the N ...

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We are now accepting entries for the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. This year we are offering the largest cash amount ever in awards totaling an unprecedented $50,000. ...

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Last week at the National Arts Club in NYC, Associate Living Master Mary Jane Q Cross's work “Breath of Heaven”, was included in the Allied Artists of America catalog as receiving the Florence and ...

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Chairman Fred Ross was one of three speakers for the 2011 NTDTV 3rd Chinese International Figure Painting Competition Award Ceremony at the Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY last night. It is ...

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2 December, 2011

Lessons in Classical Drawing by Juliette Aristides, according to Bookscan, which measures point of sale data at reporting book retailers, is the #5 top selling art book as of last week. We at ...

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David Hardy, ARC Living Master, and students of his Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California, will participate with an Open House display and exhibition Friday, December 2 from 6 ...

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ARC Chairman Fred Ross will be one of three speakers for the 2011 NTD Television 3rd Chinese International Figure Painting Competition Award Ceremony November 28th, 7pm - 9:30pm at the Salmagu ...

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22 November, 2011

ARC Holiday Sale! Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of art! Just enter the coupon codes listed below at checkout to receive your holiday discount. 10% off all orders under $150 ar ...

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The Art Renewal Center, in an attempt to become a self-sustaining organization and to continue to provide an important art resource to the world, has made the executive decision to start user regist ...

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The Baroque Portrait with Adam Miller at TSA's Oyster Bay studio December 15th - 17th, 2011 This unique workshop is designed to help artists of any level of skill and experience draw and p ...

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ARC is Proud to Announce its new automated salon entry form! We are now accepting entries for the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. This year we are offering the large ...

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Congratulations to Juliette Aristides on the publication of her new book Lessons in Classical Drawing, which includes an instructive DVD. The book is now available in the ARC Store for purcha ...

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The 2010/2011 Salon Catalogues have arrived! The number of finalists is up 16% from last year, which has added a number of additional pages to the catalogue. In addition, we have given extra pag ...

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Chats With Famous Painters, by Wallace Wood, was salvaged from a damaged issue of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume XLVII, No. 2, December, 1893. The article features numerous i ...

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Announcing the Sotheby's New York's Major 19th Century European painting sale is here. The Pre-Sale is up now through November 3rd and the auction is November 4th. The Sale includes a selection of ...

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Two more articles have been published in the Epoch Times by ARC Director of Operation’s, Kara Lysandra Ross. Forgotten Female Artists of the 19th Century was published on September 25th and focuse ...

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Ani Art Academy Waichulis' Capturing Realism 2011 Exhibition Ani Art Academy Waichulis' Capturing Realism 2011 Exhibition opens this Saturday October 29th. The Waichulis Studio's Capturing ...

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In honor of Fred and Sherry Ross's 42nd wedding anniversary we have over doubled the size of the Jules Bastien-Lapage Gallery, including many new high resolution images, studies, and details. To ...

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17 October, 2011

Congratulations to Max Ginsburg and the success of his show at The Butler Institute which spawned two positive reviews, one in The Youngstown Vindicator and another by Ray Steiner in Art Time ...

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To all interested applicants of the 2011-2012 Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition. We are currently finishing our new automated submission system. In the meantime, please see the Salon ...

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12 October, 2011

Jean Eugene Buland's "Le Tripot" is an excellent example of the transition that saw him move away from his early Symbolism work to a much more realistic portrayal of scenes from everyday life. L ...

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We would like to officially welcome Steven Christopher Seward as an ARC Living Master™. Seward usually prefers to paint people either doing something or in an environment that is significa ...

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We would like to officially welcome Joke Frima as an ARC Living Master™. Cherry Blossom in the Early Spring Lightby Joke Frima Frima a meticulous painter, zooms in with precision on green pl ...

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Congratulations to The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, who was named one of American Artist Magazine's Top 10 Art Schools. ARC Approved™ Atelier LAAFA recently re-launched their new website ...

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On the Training of Painters: The Atelier's Past and Present September 1st to October 14th 2011 This exhibition will include work from over 90 Atelier painters, including ARC Living Master ...

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4 October, 2011

"Dear Fred, I recently discovered the ARC website and was amazed and touched at your honesty and bravery in speaking out against modern 'art'. I'm an English painter and musician residing permanentl ...

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Dear ARC visitors, Just a quick note to let you know that we anticipate uploading the new 2011-2012 ARC International Salon Competition Prospectus within the next few weeks. Deadlines for subm ...

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Historic Oil Painting Courses in Bruges, Belgium with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott The Flemish Classical Atelier will host two one-month courses with Virgil Elliott in 2012: the Early ...

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I am a third year student at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle, WA. Our instructor, Tenaya Sims, brought in the beautiful addition of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonne that you offered our school. ...

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ARC Living Master™ Adrian Gottlieb gets stellar write-up in Southwest Art, September 15th, 2011. Don’t miss this fantastic article chronicling Adrian’s journey and development into one o ...

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We would like to officially welcome Sivananda Nyayapathi as an ARC Living Artist™. Siva is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta (PSA), a signature member of the Atlanta Fine ...

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ARC Approved Atelier™ Academy of Realist Art is excited to release the brand new Bargue Drawing Companion instructional DVD. Senior instructor and director Fernando Freitas instructs on the p ...

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16 September, 2011

"I just read parts of your 2001 lecture 'Good Art, Bad Art: Pulling Back the Curtain'. I was impressed... The simple distinction of art about art, and art about life, is clear and concise. Well done ...

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We would like to officially welcome Mikel Olazabal as an ARC Associate Living Master™. His art covers a wide variety of themes, having the description of the figures and the narration of t ...

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Carriage House Art Studios Visiting Artist Series Presents: Max Ginsburg3 days - Revealing RealismOct. 21st - Oct. 23, 2011 ARC Salon™ Best in Show winner Max Ginsburg will be teaching th ...

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9 September, 2011

"I have been reviewing your website several times over the last year or so. I have looked at virtually every one of the 225 artists and all their paintings and must admit you really do have the right ...

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8 September, 2011

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund has paid for 50% of 100 two volume sets of the Bouguereau Biography and Catalogue Raisonné; splitting the cost with ARC. These books are to be donated to ARC ...

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The Inaugural American Exhibition of Artists and Alumni of ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art September 15, 2011 at 6 p.m. and September 17, 2011 at 12 noon Artist and Faculty will be in ...

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"Thank you for your wonderful website. I enjoyed reading the “Philosophy” section of your website immensely, and was truly educated by what I found there. I have always been awestruck and moved by ...

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1 September, 2011

"I wanted to give a quick thank you to the work you are doing. Your website made my day. Although, I'm not an artist, I have always been instictively repulsed by modern 'art'. I think this biased m ...

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31 August, 2011

"Finding your website, and reading your philosophy and purpose, and genuinely understanding what you are doing, and why, is a welcome relief and encouragement to a person suffocating in contemporary " ...

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ARC is proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to the website, the ARC Exhibition Page. Click to see the Exhibition Page In an attempt to better assist in art education, we though ...

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"I just received my copy of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonne- took my breath away! Fred what an awe inspiring compendium! - Akshay Sanghavi " Click here to read the full letter. To see more rev ...

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The Teaching Studios of Art is now registering for the fall 2011 session at both locations. They have some of the most talented faculty in the Realist movement today. Among there instructors are ...

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"Well Fred your philosophy statement was just too good . In fact at times, tears could come. It is so close to being perfect that any kind of critique would be nit-picking. As a full time profession ...

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We would like to officially welcome Adrian Gottlieb as an ARC Living Master™. One is immediately struck by the painterly quality of Gottlieb's work. While he has expanded his themes, Gottl ...

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Best In Show: War Pieta by Max Ginsburg We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010-2011 ARC Salon™. The Best in Show prize of $10,000 goes to Max Ginsburg for his painting "War ...

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Reclining in White by Jeremy Lipking We would like to officially welcome Jeremy Lipking as an ARC Living Master™. Jeremy Lipking has emerged as one of the country's premier realist ...

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The Teaching Studios of Art is pleased to announce that instructor Christopher Pugliese, winner of ARC's William Bouguereau Award in the 2007 ARC Salon, has just published a 700 copy, limited ed ...

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Sing Over Me by Mary Jane Q Cross We would like to officially welcome Mary Jane Q Cross as an ARC Living Artist™. Q Cross's work embraces beauty personified in primarily womanly su ...

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A painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was lost for centuries has been authenticated by distinguished scholars and conservators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ...

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The Victoria and Albert Museum is currently running an exhibition featuring works by Frederick Lord Leighton, Joseph Albert Moore, James Tissot, Edward Burne-Jones, and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema ...

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ARC Approved™ Atelier, Atelier Canova, has just announced the launch of their new website. Atelier Canova is currently accepting enrollments for their 2011 Summer and Fall schedule ...

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ARC Approved™ Gold Light Studio held its 1st Annual Bohemian Rhapsody fundraising gala on Saturday, May 21st to raise money for a scholarship. More than 100 people attended, coming from as far a ...

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The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund has paid for 50% of 100 two volume sets of the Bouguereau Biography and Catalogue Raisonné; splitting the cost with ARC. These books are to be donated to ARC ...

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Kara Ross, ARC’s Director of Operations, is researching and writing the Catalogue Raisonné on Edmund Blair Leighton. She has published an article titled Edmund Blair Leighton: The Prominent Out ...

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Another Masterpiece by Alma-Tadema Brings Huge Numbers at Sotheby’s May 5th sale! This is the second highest price ever paid for a 19th century Academic painting, coming only second to Alma-T ...

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ARC Approved™ Georgetown Atelier announces 9 new on-line tutorials, and is now accepting applications for Fall. ...

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"Your website is just magnificent. I have never come across anything like it and it is amazing." Dr Maryam FarahaniPersonalised & Global Health Research Networks School of English University of Liverp ...

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Jennifer - detail by Tenaya Sims The Georgetown Atelier is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier. Click here to view the Georgetown Atelier Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools sectio ...

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Dear Fred, I have to compliment you on the Bouguereau books: they are beautiful—what a huge undertaking!!!! Complimenti davvero! John Angel ...

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ARC is proud to announce that Florence, Italy’s Museum Villa Peyron now includes one of our Living Master’s paintings. Entitled “Annigoni 1954”, it is a portrait of Pietro Annigoni (1910–1988) an I ...

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The Texas Academy of Figurative Art - TAFA is now an ARC Approved™ Atelier. Click here to view the TAFA Gallery in the ARC Approved™ Ateliers and Schools section. Falling Man by Ron Ch ...

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14 April, 2011

The Finding of Moses by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema The Finding of Moses, 1904 by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema has sold at Sotheby's for $35,922,500, setting a world record for the artist, the period and ...

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