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Fred Ross ARC Chairman

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. Ross received his MA in art education from Columbia University. His speeches and essays are read by over 300,000 art professionals, educators, students and fans each year; and have become required reading in countless classrooms. Ross is also a well known collector of 19th century European painting and of Contemporary Realism as well.

Dr. Vern Swanson

Dr. Vern Swanson

Swanson has his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England and was the Director of the Springville Museum of Art, Utah, where he has served for over 30 years. He is a lecturer/scholar/writer and expert on 19th Century European Art and Russian Art through the 20th Century. Swanson is the leading authority on Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and John William Godward and author of the Catalogue Raisonnés for both artists. In total, the number of books Swanson has published is well into the teens.

Paul McCormack

Paul McCormack

Paul W. McCormack was born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1962. He received his formal art training at DuCret School of the Arts where he later became a faculty member. Sharing his knowledge on the fine art of portraiture, he has also served on the faculties of the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, the Center for Contemporary Art, and the Newark Museum. He has also conducted workshops at various institutions, including the Andreeva Portrait Academy, and the Bay Area Classical Arts Atelier. He is now currently teaching classes and workshops in his private studio located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. Paul has enjoyed a successful portrait career for over 30 years with a long affiliation with Portraits Inc. in NYC. Now returning to more personal works he is currently represented by Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, CT. His paintings and articles on portraiture have been published in numerous national and international publications and books. His paintings have appeared on 2 covers of the Artist's Magazine, first in 1998 where he won First Place in the Portrait Category in their annual competition. Throughout the years he has been the recipient of many awards, including the "Gold Medal of Honor" from the Allied Artists of America 101st Annual Exhibition, and the "Silver Medal Award" from the Oil Painters of America 21st National Juried Exhibition.

Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene

Greene is an ARC Living Master™ and renowned portrait artist whose work can be found in more than 700 public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the White House. Greene was elected to the Pastel Society of America's Pastel Hall of Fame in 1983, and in 1995 received the American Society of Portrait Artists' John Singer Sargent award. In 2001 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America. Mr. Greene is the author of two definitive books, Pastel and The Art of Pastel which have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese. Numerous articles about his work have appeared in the Art News Magazine, Artists Magazine, American Art Review Magazine, American Artist Magazine, Gannett Newspaper, In New York Magazine, International Artist Magazine, McCall’s Magazine, New York Daily News, New York Magazine, New York Newsday, New York Post, New York Times, Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The World and I, Where Magazine, Artists and Illustrators Magazine (England), Disegnare & Dipingere (Italy) and Artistes Magazine (France). He has also been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News, New York 1, PBS, and NHK Japan television.

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