A Great Teacher

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Mel Leipzig is a notable realist painter. He is not only a great fine artist; he is also a great teacher. I was very fortunate to study drawing, painting, and printmaking from a very early age with Mel. During his classes, he gave an art history lesson.
I remember asking him once about working from photographs. The look on his face said it all. Critics call his work “photorealism” but that is far from the truth. Mel doesn’t work from photographs. His sketches drawn from life and incorporated into the painting.
He has taught numerous students who made a professional career as an artist and teacher of the arts.
I still stay in contact with Mr. Leipzig and to this day he critiques my work.

 

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