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FAS Alumnus, Carl Kock

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another FAS alumnus - with a very different style than Robert Heindel's - is Carl Kock. I wrote about Kock way back in 2006 when I first discovered two beautiful illustrations he did in a volume of the Childcraft children's encyclopedia. Tracking down more examples of this artist's work proved to be difficult - until I found him featured in the Summer '64 issue of Famous Artists School magazine.

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Below are the two illustrations from Illustrators, '63 mentioned in Kock's write up. The first certainly demonstrates what Kock talked about when he said the FAS course gave him a sound, basic understanding of drawing...

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... and the second (and most of these subsequent pieces) all reinforce what Kock told me when I phoned him back in 2006, that Antonio Frasconi was a major stylistic influence on him.

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Later in his career, Carl Kock went into fine art painting. Recently I discovered that he started a blog, and was posting examples of his work up until some time in 2010. I emailed him to see how he was doing, but have not heard back as of this posting.

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To see more of Carl Kock's fine art paintings visit his blog at this link.

* The Famous Artists School still exists to this day, albiet under new ownership.  You can check out their website here.

1 comment

  1. Enjoyed the post and its great to see Dad's work online!

    Thanks so much!
    Jennifer

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