Anthony Ackrill - En Tournant

Artist: Anthony Ackrill
Title: En Tournant
Nationality: American
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:  26 x 21 

En Tournant showcases the Florence training but lends an eye to the Dutch masters use of contrasting light and dark in this delightful oil on canvas to allude to the ballet movement, in this case with the “turning” being executed by the (fishes’) body.

Anthony Ackrill (1958-  ) American artist who was born in Alaska but spent most of his time in Ohio and Florida. His early career included studying graphic design and working as an art director at an established advertising agency. In addition, he designed his own line of humorous greeting cards, which sold internationally. Following this period, Mr. Ackrill began to study drawing and painting on his own. After winning awards in several local and regional art contests, as well as selling some of his paintings, he sought a more formal education to help develop his talent. Mr. Ackrill found an excellent atelier-styled school for artists in Florence, Italy and enrolled in late 1995, at the age of 37.

 

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