William Andrew “Willy” Pogany (1882-1955) was a Hungarian born illustrator who moved to America via Paris in 1915, eventually establishing himself as a renown illustrator of children’s and adult literature. Among his many accomplishments, he is most notably known for his illustration work on books such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1910) and “The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy” (1918), and also worked as an art director on several Hollywood films in the 1930’s.
These beautiful figure studies are from his book “The Art of Drawing” which contains a large amount of written instruction by the artist as well as additional figurative drawings and artistic anatomy.
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