Robert Liberace

The Dynamic figure: A Modern Approach


Instructor: Robert Liberace
Medium: Oil Painting
Dates: May 1–5, 2017
Class times: 9:00–4:00

Tuition: $950 (Includes model fees)
Class Size: 25

Materials List

The Dynamic figure: A Modern Approach

From Renaissance masters such as DaVinci to modern mavericks like Schiele artists from the past explored a variety of approaches to infuse their work with movement and energy. This class will study the dynamic potential of the human form and introduce these concepts into drawings and paintings. Students will then execute their own pictures using modern materials and employing contemporary ideas of color. The renowned technique of red chalk drawing will be featured along with intensive sculptural oil painting (full color) with an emphasis on form and modeling.


Robert Liberace’s work is inspired by centuries of knowledge and skill exemplified by the great masters. He strives to combine his fascination with anatomy, art history and technique to produce work in a variety of disciplines including drawing, watercolor, painting and sculpture.

Robert received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from George Washington University with art scholarships from the National Society of Arts and Letters. Rob is perhaps best known for the movement and draftsmanship of his figure work. He has been selected as a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center and is an honorary member of the American China Oil Painting Artists League. He has participated in their shows in New York and Beijing.

In April 2003 Robert received the Portrait Society of America’s Grand Prize Award in their annual International Portrait Competition. The previous year he placed Best of Show. Another of his portraits graced the cover of The Artist’s magazine in April 2007.

Robert has been commissioned to paint portraits for clients such as Marc Pachter, long-time Director of the National Portrait Gallery, George H. Bush, and Ambassador Sol Linowitz. Rob’s portrait demonstrations have become a favorite for students attending the Portrait Societies’ Portrait Academies where he has been a regular member of the faculty for over a decade.