"To help him with the model problem Tom keeps a full-length mirror beside his easel and often poses himself..."
"... to study facial expressions, and to work out bodily actions and details of hands."
"In addition, an attractive wife..."
"... a young daughter,"
"... and a teen-aged, well-built son are often members of his private model agency."
"Also, Westport harbors a number of models whom the large concentration of illustrators use and with these and friends Tom is seldom handicapped for characters."
"Though he uses photography as an assist - sometimes employing the services of a commercial photographer, though more often using the camera himself - his final rendering is a composite of many shots and separate studies."
-Excerpt from Norman Kent's article on Tom Lovell in the December 1956 issue of American Artist magazine.
* My Tom Lovell Flickr set.