Copying Masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Theory and Technique – The Art Students League

Copying Masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Theory and Technique

Leonid Gervits

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William Merritt Chase, Carmencita, Oil on canvas, 1890
Leonid Gervits
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Workshop Description

8 MONDAYS
MARCH 2 – APRIL 20
ORIENTATION FEBRUARY 19, 11:30– 3:30 PM
Fee: $850 (includes fee for the Met)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 11 students 

This oil painting workshop will teach old master techniques through hands-on study and application. Students will select a masterpiece from which to work. Students are expected to research their selected work and artist, as well as popular techniques of the time period. The instructor will work with each student to discuss the particular style of their selected art piece and suggest relevant literature. Early applicants are given priority regarding work selection. Based on applicant’s prior experience, the instructor may make additional suggestions of work to copy.
Interested applicants can request an application form in person or by emailing rtelenick@artstudentsleague.org.
Early applicants are given priority regarding work selection. Based on applicant’s prior experience, the instructor may make additional suggestions of work to copy.

 

 

About the Instructor

Leonid Gervits graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Repin Institute, in St. Petersburg, Russia, where his mastery of art was honed by deep-rooted European traditions of figurative art. After postgraduate studies, he became a professor at the Repin Institute of the National Academy of Fine Arts. In 1991, Mr. Gervits moved to the United States.

He has exhibited widely around the world, from Japan to Spain, and has had one-man exhibitions at Princeton University; the Dow Jones Gallery; Medici House Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; 1100 Madison Gallery, New York City; the Pushkin Museum, Odessa, Ukraine; the Pushkin Preserve–Museum in Pskov region, Russia; the Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; and the Tiroche Auction House, Herzliya, Israel.

Mr. Gervits’s work is in numerous private and international collections in France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Japan, and the United States. His work is also in many public collections, including the National Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg; the State Art Museum and the Pushkin Museum, both in Odessa, Ukraine; the Pushkin Preserve–Museum in Pskov region, Russia; the Yevgenii Yevtushenko Art Museum in Moscow, Russia; and other museums (total of twelve) in Russia and Ukraine.

Mr. Gervits also holds the rank of Honorable Academic from the Russian Academy of Arts. He is represented by Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

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