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    Bridgman Info

    I'm looking for some biographical information about George Bridgman (the dude that has written some fantastic books). From what I've been able to find, there isn't a great deal of information on someone so influential.

    I'm also interested as his students were quite prominant in their own right - Burne Hogarth, Andrew Loomis, Robert Beverly Hale and Nickoladis to name but a few.


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    i believe...and i could be wrong, that bridgman didn't actually 'write' the books. His studies took his notes/drawings/demos and combined them into several books. It's all his writing, he just wasn't alive when they were published.


    Correct me if i'm wrong...

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    I'm not 100% sure about that and it sounds entirely plausible. Just that there seems to be so little info on the guy.

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    I expect this book would have some information. Rockwell has some anecdotes about Bridgman in My Adventures as an Illustrator, also. Evidently models dreaded posing in his class because he would demonstrate anatomical points by drawing right on their bodies.

    I don't know if Bridgman actually compiled the books himself or had students/assistants do it, but they were definitely published in his lifetime with his supervision.
    Last edited by Elwell; January 15th, 2011 at 12:02 AM.

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    I think I read once on the board that he used to use a stick with a piece of charcoal on it and draw on the ceiling while smoking a cigar. I think I read that somewhere on here, or I'm just making this stuff up.

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