Some of My Favorite Books (An Incomplete List)

 In no particular order, except for the first on the list, these are books that are related to my own art that I have especially enjoyed and that have greatly inspired me. My illustrator uncle and role model Eldridge King gave me the Gene Byrne book when I was just a kid. It had more to do with my becoming an artist than any other single book.

A Complete Guide to Drawing, Illustrating, Cartooning & Painting, Gene Byrne

Winslow Homer books (There are several.)

The Art of Ogden M. Pleissner, Peter Bergh

Sporting Art of Frank W. Benson, Faith Andrews Bedford

The Art of Aiden Lassell Ripley, Stephen O’Brien, Jr.

Francis Lee Jaques-Artist of the Wilderness World, Florence Page Jaques

The Animal Art of Bob Kuhn, Bob Kuhn

Ala Prima, Richard Schmid

Starting with Watercolor, Rowland Hilder

Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting, John F. Carlson

Animal Painting and Anatomy, W. Frank Calderon

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards

An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists, Ellenberger, Baum, Dittrich (revised edition)

The Practice & Science of Drawing, Harold Speed

Oil Painting Techniques & Materials, Harold Speed

A Picture Gallery, Tom Lea

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