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Anthony J. Ryder studied at the Art Students League of New York, the New York Academy of Art, and the École Albert Defois in France with oil painter Ted Seth Jacobs. He began his teaching career at the New York Academy in 1985, and has taught at the Art Students League and in various locations in the United States and France. His paintings and drawings are in many private collections. Mr. Ryder lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A truly fantastic book on drawing. Admittedly the techniques the author advocates are not approaches that will be mastered overnight, yet even as a beginning drawing student this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sean Michael Marye
I was excited about this one prior to receiving it, however to my disappointment, it is highly lacking illustrations on steps taken by the author to achieve a desired effect. Read morePublished 20 months ago by RMG
Des images léchées. Des rendus à couper le souffle. Des dessins irréprochables. Mais... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2005 by Amazon Customer
"The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective on the Classical Tradition" by Anthony Ryder 1999,
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As other reviewers have said, this is a good to excellent book for those with some experience in drawing. The works presented, the methods, and the explanations are fine. Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by KaLeo
I bought this book a few weeks ago. Agree that this book is not for beginners looking for "formulas. Read morePublished on March 11 2004
Tony Ryder is perhaps one of the most talented American artists in Modern Realism. His oil paintings of figures, portraits, and still life are brilliant, but he is also a skilled... Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2003 by green_bamboo
I have studied numerous drawing books and by far this book I have owned. I often reread and reference it to inspire me, and i can honestly say my work has improved immensely. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by roger
I am a guy who has been drawing all his life, but has never gone to an art class or drawing session. I've bought books from Bridgman, Hogarth, Rubins, Tiner, and now Ryder. Read morePublished on April 11 2003 by W. Johnson