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The psychologist Rudolf Arnheim (1904–2007) was right to note that “observation is also invention.”1 To achieve excellence as a representational artist, you must observe closely all facets of your subject. You can do this entirely by yourself, or you can enhance your own skills by studying what previous generations of artists have accomplished in this terrain. The American artist Anthony Panzera (b. 1941) has delved deep into art history while creating an extensive body of work that depicts the human body, still life, and the sea — images that build upon the traditional canons of drawing and painting in order to distill his subjects’ very essence.

Born in Brooklyn and now based in Mend-ham, New Jersey, Panzera earned his B.S. from the State University of New York at New Paltz, then an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University. In 1975–76 he spent a year of independent study

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