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Daniel Graves chose Florence as the location for his first school to surround students with some of the greatest artwork in history. This daily encounter with beauty naturally influences the students’ work, connecting them to the traditions and techniques of the masters of the past.

The academy is housed in a 19th century former customs house just outside the city center, a short walk from the Arno River and the monuments of Florence. The 35,000 square foot space, with its soaring ceilings and abundant natural light, has been transformed into a campus for realism: 30 northerly lit studios, library, gallery, bookshop, the FAA Cafe and two apartments for visiting artists, host the full time program, workshops, exhibitions and events. 

We have opened over two dozen north facing skylights to immerse the studios in natural light. Our  collection of 19th century academic drawings, and growing collection of drawings, paintings, and sculpture by academy students and instructors, is available for view by appointment. Our goal is to make this magnificent location a true community, and a destination for students, artists and anyone interested in figurative realism.

Click here for the location of our Main Campus and Full Time Program. Click here for our Continuing Education Studio.

  • What was...
  • FAA Property Map Eng
  • Advanced Painting Figure Room
  • Advanced Painting Figure Room
  • Advanced Painting Studio
  • Belvedere Casts
  • Belvedere Intensive Drawing Studio
  • Ecorché Sculpture Class
  • FAA Cafe
  • FAA Cafe
  • Foundry
  • Student Entrance
  • Front Gate
  • Gallery Entrance
  • Intermediate Studio
  • Intensive Drawing Figure Room
  • Intensive Drawing Figure Room
  • Intermediate Figure Room
  • Preparing Paper in the Lab also called "La Bottega"
  • Intensive Drawing Figure Room
  • Intensive Drawing Studio
  • Intensive Drawing Studio
  • Canvas Preparation in "La Bottega"
  • Sculpture Figure Drawing
  • Sculpture Drawing Figure Room
  • Sculpture Drawing Figure Room
  • Gallery and Lecture Hall
  • Gallery
  • Library
  • Student Lounge
  • Sculpture Studio
  • Sculpture Studio
  • Sculpture Studio
  • Sculpture Studio
  • Front Entrance
  • Piazza Victoria
  • Piazza dei Tintori From Above
  • Stefania Stamataki and Richard Greathouse Planting
  • What was...

    What was...
  • FAA Property Map Eng

    FAA Property Map Eng
  • Advanced Painting Figure Room

    Advanced Painting Figure Room
  • Advanced Painting Figure Room

    Advanced Painting Figure Room
  • Advanced Painting Studio

    Advanced Painting Studio
  • Belvedere Casts

    Belvedere Casts
  • Belvedere Intensive Drawing Studio

    Belvedere Intensive Drawing Studio
  • Ecorché Sculpture Class

    Ecorché Sculpture Class
  • FAA Cafe

    FAA Cafe
  • FAA Cafe

    FAA Cafe
  • Foundry

    Foundry
  • Student Entrance

    Student Entrance
  • Front Gate

    Front Gate
  • Gallery Entrance

    Gallery Entrance
  • Intermediate Studio

    Intermediate Studio
  • Intensive Drawing Figure Room

    Intensive Drawing Figure Room
  • Intensive Drawing Figure Room

    Intensive Drawing Figure Room
  • Intermediate Figure Room

    Intermediate Figure Room
  • Preparing Paper in the Lab also called "La Bottega"

    Preparing Paper in the Lab also called "La Bottega"
  • Intensive Drawing Figure Room

    Intensive Drawing Figure Room
  • Intensive Drawing Studio

    Intensive Drawing Studio
  • Intensive Drawing Studio

    Intensive Drawing Studio
  • Canvas Preparation in "La Bottega"

    Canvas Preparation in "La Bottega"
  • Sculpture Figure Drawing

    Sculpture Figure Drawing
  • Sculpture Drawing Figure Room

    Sculpture Drawing Figure Room
  • Sculpture Drawing Figure Room

    Sculpture Drawing Figure Room
  • Gallery and Lecture Hall

    Gallery and Lecture Hall
  • Gallery

    Gallery
  • Library

    Library
  • Student Lounge

    Student Lounge
  • Sculpture Studio

    Sculpture Studio
  • Sculpture Studio

    Sculpture Studio
  • Sculpture Studio

    Sculpture Studio
  • Sculpture Studio

    Sculpture Studio
  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance
  • Piazza Victoria

    Piazza Victoria
  • Piazza dei Tintori From Above

    Piazza dei Tintori From Above
  • Stefania Stamataki and Richard Greathouse Planting

    Stefania Stamataki and Richard Greathouse Planting