Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PSoA Certificate of Excellence: Lance Richlin

Lance Richlin
R. Schoenberg, Attorney for the Klimt Recovery
52 X 48 in.

Lance Richlin is a painter, sculptor, author, instructor, and sometimes actor, living in Torrance, California. His artwork, whether it is two-dimensional or three, is executed from life when possible, and his paintings, which he completes alla prima, are usually life-sized.  He has been featured in many exhibitions throughout the Untied States, and has been the subject of several articles in magazines such as American Artist, American Artist Drawing, and Juxtapoz.

Richlin's book, Drawing Made Easy: Lifelike Heads: Discover Your Inner Artist as You Learn to Draw Portraits in Graphite was published by Walter Foster Books in 2008.  The book has been favorably received, and is among the top-selling art instruction books in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom since publication.

When not creating his own artwork, Richlin is a very busy and dedicated teacher.  Among the West-Coast schools at which he has taught or lectured are the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, The Associates in Arts School in Sherman Oaks, the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, the Palos Verdes Art Center in Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys.  Currently, Richlin offers instruction online at Drawspace.com, and through classes at his own atelier.

And if Richlin looks familiar, don't be surprised.  In 2007, he appeared in a skit that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where recurring characters Aunt Chippy and Uncle Frank receive drawing lessons in Richlin's studio.

According to the artist's website, Lance Richlin has never spent a day in jail.  This does not mean that the authorities are not on the lookout for him.  If spotted, approach with extreme caution.  He should at all times be considered armed and legged.

More of Lance Richlin's artwork can be viewed on his website, www.lancerichlin.com.

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