A teacher of artists, a student of nature.
Few great painters have had the uncanny ability to transition between the worlds of teacher and artist—Auseklis Ozols is one of them. He founded the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, where he emphasizes the classical disciplines of artistic instruction. In this fascinating biography, author John Kemp uses Ozols’ own paintings to reveal the life of the talented artist and teacher dedicated to passing down the lessons of the great painters of the past.
About the Author
A native of New Orleans, John R. Kemp earned a BA in history from Loyola University in New Orleans and a MA in history at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has held influential roles with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisiana State Museum and was the managing editor of Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine. Now a freelance writer, he is the art columnist for Louisiana Life Magazine and New Orleans correspondent for ARTNews Magazine, where he focuses on Southern artists.
The Romantic Realism of an Artist and Teacher
Written by John Kemp
192 print pages. 10 x 8 200 photos index
ART / Individual Artists / General