Anthony Ackrill
Old Lady Shoe
2015

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A single blue shoe painted realistically on a silver "found object" plate. Ackrill idolizes a simple shoe, placing it on a pedestal, the dish. Light reflects from behind the shoe, making it appear to float in metallic space.

Anthony Ackrill was born in Alaska in 1958, but spent most of his childhood in Florida and Ohio. He decided to pursue painting at a relatively late age. Subsequently, he studied graphic design, and worked 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.

In his second year in Florence, Mr. Ackrill began teaching anatomy to his fellow students, and then also taught drawing and painting. After five years of painting and teaching in Florence Italy, he returned to Florida, where he now has his own studio.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    12 in. H x 17.5 in. W
  • Seller Location
    Sag Harbor, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU38932270511
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