Making Their Mark: Drawings by Academic Artists in the Nineteenth Century
The Dahesh Museum of Art Shop (145 6th Ave., Manhattan)
Most agree that the best way to know an artist is through their drawings. Dr. David Farmer, Director of Exhibitions at the Dahesh Museum of Art, explores the role of drawing in the development of those artists who trained in the great academies and ateliers of Europe and America in the 19th century. Using images from the Dahesh Museum of Art collection, he demonstrates the different forms, materials, methods and purposes for drawing in the art practice of that time.