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FAA US Exhibition: Scandinavian Artists of The Florence Academy of Art

FAA US Exhibition: Scandinavian Artists of The Florence Academy of Art

At The Florence Academy of Art we focus on traditional methods of drawing and painting, and look to Scandinavia as a cultural inspiration. Norway, Denmark and Sweden have contributed some the of the greatest artists to have worked within the figurative tradition. From Anders Zorn, to Peder Severin Kroyer, and Vilhelm Hammershoi to Edvard Munch, we celebrate the significance of Scandinavian art by showcasing a select group of paintings from our Scandinavian alumni as well as the students and instructors from our Swedish branch.

To view the exhibition's catalogue, click here.



The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years

The Florence Academy of Art is proud to announce the publication of their 25th anniversary commemorative book, The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years.

This 300-page volume chronicles the school's fabled history, telling the full story of its founding and evolution and featuring artwork and historical images from the academy's leaders, faculty, and alumni. Written and edited by Allison Malafronte, with more than 500 full-color images and detailed information and interviews from their most important figures, The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years is an important visual and written record of one school's international influence on several generations of draftsmen, painters, and sculptors.

Cost: $ 50.00 + shipping. Available online...

Shipment date: May 15, 2015.



Summer Scholarship Contest 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

Summer Scholarship Contest 2016

The Florence Academy of Art Summer Scholarship Competition!

Win a summer of inspiration and creativity 
Drawing - Painting - Sculpture
July 4 - 29, 2016

1st Prize: Accommodation and the Summer Workshop of your choice
2nd & 3rd Prize: A place on the Summer Workshop of your choice

About. The Florence Academy of Art is excited to offer 3 talented entrants the chance to come and study with us this July in Florence on one of our summer workshops.



U.S. Branch of The Florence Academy of Art

Monday, 15 September 2014

U.S. Branch of The Florence Academy of Art

The Florence Academy of Art announces the opening an Academy in the USA! Starting January 2015, the Florence Academy New York Metro will offer a full time Certificate program in Drawing & Painting with places for 20 students. Intensive workshops begin in March.

Academic Director, Jordan Sokol, and principal instructors, Amaya Gurpide and Richard Greathouse, are all painters trained in the philosophy, language of instruction, and methodology guiding the Florence studio. As a result, students from the New York Metro campus who wish to study abroad may transfer seamlessly into the same level in the program in Florence or at the academy’s branch in Mölndal, Sweden, or spend a trimester or more of study as an exchange student in one or both campuses abroad, without experiencing any difference whatsoever in methodology, curriculum or teaching style. This offers students a truly unique experience to study internationally and with a variety of Florence Academy instructors.



Alumni Exhibition at the Richard J. Massey Foundation

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Alumni Exhibition at the Richard J. Massey Foundation

The Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a group exhibition of select work by Florence Academy graduates at its New York location. The foundation's mission, to fund projects by artists and scientists that illuminate and reveal truths and provide knowledge about the world we live in, is guided by the words of Leonardo Da Vinci:

"Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses, especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” and “only through experimentation can we know anything.”

The exhibition's curator, Tarra Bandet, MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, is professor of art at Montgomery College, and is working on various art projects with mixed media, art performance, curating and writing. 

The exhibition opens September 12 and through October 8, 2014, with visits by appointment. Please contact Marguerite Soderberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 212-352-1000.



The Truth in Art and the Art in Truth

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Truth in Art and the Art in Truth

By Emma Ferrer

There is an old question that has entertained the minds of many thinkers who look to art and wonder whether it is a mirror offering a reflection of life itself. Art has the power to evoke the same emotions, thoughts, moral and ethical controversies, and conflicts that we experience in life. Anyone who has had a personal reaction towards a work of art will be in agreement. What is it then about the essence of art and the essence of life that are so unmistakably different? Is it a possibility that art gives humans the opportunity to experience phenomena that are not accessible in quotidian life? Is art merely an imitation of life as Plato once asserted with such conviction, or is art a freestanding sphere in which humans can learn in exceptional ways? Through the deliberation of such questions the artist can perhaps move closer towards