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The Art Renewal Center® is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Catalog Raisonné and Biography on William Bouguereau, the first edition concluded a 30 year effort by a small determined team of 19th Century Art experts, set to fill the void of information on Bouguereau, one of history’s greatest masters after a century of misinformation.

The Catalog Raisonné jointly published by the Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, is a two-volume boxed set which illustrates the complete oeuvre of paintings of this great master, including information on all of William Bouguereau's 828 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli and Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee.
The huge scope of Bouguereau's work was immensely famous and popular in his own time and then was suppressed for nearly a century, resurfacing in 1980 when the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hung 2 of his works. His popularity has gained momentum steadily ever since, and today he is widely recognized as the most popular and beloved of the Academic artists who preceded Impressionism.

The new features of the second edition include 56 replacement images in Volume II, many of which have gone from black and white to color, updated provenance information also in Volume II and in Volume I an additional chapter on the history of Bouguereau's iconic painting Nymphs and Satyr written by Kara Lysandra Ross.
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There are still a few copies of the first edition of the Catalog Raisonné left.

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Bouguereau Life and Work Vol 1 William Bouguereau His Life and Works. Single Volume.

Originally published as part of the two-volume set, now available for the first time as a single volume, this edition includes an additional chapter entitled 'William Bouguereau's Nymph and Satyr'. It is a detailed discussion of the painting, one of his most significant works, and is written by Kara Lysandra Ross. The book also includes the full biography of the artist. The book runs over 520 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket.
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William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne -First Edition
The Catalogue Raisonné jointly published by the Art Renewal Center® and the Antique Collectors Club, is a two-volume boxed set which illustrates the complete oeuvre of paintings of this great master, including information on all of William Bouguereau's 828 known paintings, as well as the entire 600 page biography written by Damien Bartoli, with Fred Ross, ARC Chairman and President of the Bouguereau Committee.
Limited quantities available!
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Sophie An Edwardian Childhood

Written by Lady Sophie Helen Blair Harding, the daughter of famous 19th century artist Edmund Blair Leighton and published/ edited by her decedents, this book is an inside look from a child’s perspective on growing up at the turn of the century in England (1902 – 1918). The book is filled with many comical illustrations by SHBH, who became an artist in her own right, as she depicts growing up in this artistic household. There are also several photographs of the Blair Leighton family, artist studio, and their home in Norfolk.

This book is available through the Topsham Bookshop, UK. To place your order, click here.
How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step-By-Step Guide How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step by Step guide
by Eric Bossik

This e-book is a short 37 step guide on how to create a wipeout underpainting as done by many of the old masters. This book includes many helpful photographs and good foundational information for this process. Bossik's works have been exhibited in many locations including the Society of Illustrators, the Salamagundi Club, the Art Director's Club of New York, and others. His Historical Military Paintings have been featured on the covers of The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography and From Sea to Shining Sea.
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William Bouguereau His Life and Works - Single Volume
William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne-Second Edition
William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne -First Edition
William Bouguereau His Life and Works - Single Volume

William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne-Second Edition

William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne -First Edition

1st Annual ARC 2012-2013 Salon Video
10th International 2013-2014 ARC Salon Catalog Pre-Order
9th International 2012-2013 ARC Salon Catalog
1st Annual ARC 2012-2013 Salon Video

10th International 2013-2014 ARC Salon Catalog Pre-Order

9th International 2012-2013 ARC Salon Catalog

8th International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Catalog
7th International 2010-2011 ARC Salon Catalog
6th International 2009-2010 ARC Salon Catalog
8th International 2011-2012 ARC Salon Catalog

7th International 2010-2011 ARC Salon Catalog

6th International 2009-2010 ARC Salon Catalog

5th International 2008/2009 ARC Salon Competition
4th Annual ARC Salon Catalogue
3rd Annual ARC Salon Catalogue
5th International 2008/2009 ARC Salon Competition

4th Annual ARC Salon Catalogue

3rd Annual ARC Salon Catalogue

ARC 2nd International Salon Catalogue
9 years of ARC - Salon Catalogue Set
Dictionary of Human Form
ARC 2nd International Salon Catalogue

9 years of ARC - Salon Catalogue Set

Dictionary of Human Form

The Realist Sight Size Method with Judith Kudlow DVD
Language of Painting 4 Disc DVD Series
The Bargue Drawing Companion DVD
The Realist Sight Size Method with Judith Kudlow DVD

Language of Painting 4 Disc DVD Series

The Bargue Drawing Companion DVD

The Artist's Guide to Perspective with Patrick Connors DVD
Painting En Plein Air DVD
A Light in the Dark: The Art & Life of Frank Mason DVD
The Artist's Guide to Perspective with Patrick Connors DVD

Painting En Plein Air DVD

A Light in the Dark: The Art & Life of Frank Mason DVD

Language of Drawing 3 Disc DVD series
Color Mixology: How to See and Mix the Color You Really Want DVD
Anatomy For Artists: The Human Form Revealed - 2nd Edition DVD
Language of Drawing 3 Disc DVD series

Color Mixology: How to See and Mix the Color You Really Want DVD

Anatomy For Artists: The Human Form Revealed - 2nd Edition DVD

Anatomy For Artists: Man In Motion DVD
Anatomy for Artists: The Human Head DVD
Measuring Methods for Artists DVD
Anatomy For Artists: Man In Motion DVD

Anatomy for Artists: The Human Head DVD

Measuring Methods for Artists DVD

Perspective Made Simple DVD
Dinotopia: Signed 20th Anniversary Edition with Original Sketch
Color and Light Signed with Original Sketch
Perspective Made Simple DVD

Dinotopia: Signed 20th Anniversary Edition with Original Sketch

Color and Light Signed with Original Sketch

Imaginative Realism Signed with Original Sketch
Journey To Chandara Signed with Original Sketch
David Michael Bowers <br> The Evolution of an Artist by Robert J. Trombetta
Imaginative Realism Signed with Original Sketch

Journey To Chandara Signed with Original Sketch

David Michael Bowers
The Evolution of an Artist by Robert J. Trombetta


Max Ginsburg Retrospective
An Artist's Life: Insights into the paintings of Stuart Dunkel by Stuart Dunkel
Lessons in Classical Drawing
Max Ginsburg Retrospective

An Artist's Life: Insights into the paintings of Stuart Dunkel by Stuart Dunkel

Lessons in Classical Drawing

Cast Drawing DVD
Timeless Treasure  The Art of Stephen Gjertson
Richard Lack - An American Master
Cast Drawing DVD

Timeless Treasure The Art of Stephen Gjertson

Richard Lack - An American Master

Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliott
Twilight of Painting, by R. H. Ives Gammell
The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder
Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliott

Twilight of Painting, by R. H. Ives Gammell

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder

Classical Painting Atelier  by Juliette Aristides
Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides
The Boston Painters, 1900-1930, by R. H. Ives Gammell
Classical Painting Atelier by Juliette Aristides

Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides

The Boston Painters, 1900-1930, by R. H. Ives Gammell

Drawing from the Figure DVD
Return to Florence DVD
Seeds of the Pomegranate, by Sherry L. Ross
Drawing from the Figure DVD

Return to Florence DVD

Seeds of the Pomegranate, by Sherry L. Ross

The Light of Lucinda, by Sherry L Ross
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Legacy 2007 Exhibition Book
The Light of Lucinda, by Sherry L Ross

J.W. Waterhouse, by Peter Trippi (AMAZON)

Legacy 2007 Exhibition Book

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The Art of Lord Leighton, by Christopher Newall (AMAZON)

"Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema", by Russell Ash (AMAZON)

"William Bouguereau", by Fronia E. Wissman (AMAZON)

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"Sir Edward Burne-Jones", by Russell Ash (AMAZON)

"Dante Gabriel Rossetti", by Russell Ash (AMAZON)

"Theodore Chasseriau: The Unkown Romantic", by Stephane Guegan (AMAZON)

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"Orientalism in Art", by Christine Peltre (AMAZON)

"Kingdom of the Soul: Symbolist Art in Germany, 1870-1920", by Simon Reynolds & Ingrid Ehrhardt (AMAZON)

"Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists", by Jan Marsh (AMAZON)

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"Victorian Painting", by Christopher Wood (AMAZON)

"John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism", by Vern G. Swanson (AMAZON)

Sophie an Edwardian Childhood: by Lady Sophie Helen Blair Harding

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Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters

The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing

Victorian Painters Vol. 1: The Text

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Victorian Painters Vol. 2. Historical Survey and Plates

Suffolk Artists Of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Pre-Raphaelite Marriage The Lives of Marie Spartali Stillman and William Stillman

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Courts and Courtly Arts in Renaissance Italy Arts, Culture and Politics, 1395-1530

A History and Dictionary of British Flower Painters: 1650-1950

Frederick Sandys: 1829-1904 - A Catalogue Raisonne

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Gaston La Touche A Painter of Belle Époque Dreams

Arthur Hughes A Catalogue Raisonné

Dog Painting A History of the Dog in Art


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