Here is a list of books that are on my Bookshelf and have found helpful in

my career to date. I'm constantly adding new books and materials to this list

BOOKS | Art Philosphy

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

What Painting Is by James Elkins

Hawthorne on Painting

Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky

Hensche on Painting

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles

BOOKS | Painting

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials (Dover Art Instruction) by Harold Speed

Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice by Juliette Aristides

BOOKS | Drawing

Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent (Dover Art Library)

The Practice and Science of Drawing (Dover Art Instruction) by Harold Speed

Greuze the Draftsman by Edgar Munhill

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective On the Classical Tradition

Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier by Juliette Aristides

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman

BOOKS - Art History

Renaissance Rivals - Rona Goffen

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King

Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King

Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl

Leonardo: The Artist and the Man

BOOKS - Inspiration favorite artist's monographs/biographies

  Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent (Dover Art Library) Paperback   by John Singer Sargent   
  John Singer Sargent, Complete Paintings, Volume 1: The Early Portraits (Vol 1) Hardcover – April 20, 1998  
  Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture Hardcover   by Francisco Calvo Serraller (Author) , Miguel Delibes (Author) , Antonio López García  (Artist)     
  Euan Uglow: The Complete Paintings Hardcover   by Catherine Lampert  (Author) , Richard Kendall (Author)  

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