Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FAS Alumnus, Carl Kock

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.



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...


... 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.






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.


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!