Life Painting, Portraiture, Composition, Color, and Design

Terence Coyle

Terence Coyle, Anne, Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches.

Class Description

This class works from the nude and clothed model, with poses generally lasting two weeks.

About the Instructor

In Terence Coyle’s class, the students are encouraged to develop a personal style by means of using the fundamental techniques of painting. The basic principles of design are emphasized.

Terence Coyle’s painting After the Blizzard of 1996 was sold at Sotheby’s, New York, in The New York Sale in April of 2015. His paintings are in many notable public and private collections, museums, and galleries throughout the country, including the Butler Institute of American Art, Museum of the City of New York, the New York State Museum in Albany and the National Academy of Design, Fordham University, the Museum of Performing Arts, the Berkshire Museum, and the Billy Rose Theatre Collection at Lincoln Center.

Mr. Coyle has been an instructor of painting and figure drawing at the Art Students League since 1974 and has also taught at the National Academy of Art and Design. He collaborated with the late Robert Beverly Hale on three books on anatomy and figure drawing: Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters (Watson-Guptill); Master Class in Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill); and Albinus on Anatomy (Dover). He also wrote, Terence Coyle, A Retrospective at 80 (Jo-An Books). Videos include The Painter’s Mind (reviewed as an “Outstanding Video,” Susan C. Awe, Library Journal).

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