Monday, October 19, 2009

2. Three drawings of Jorgen Hansen (1922-2008)

For some forty-seven, Jorgen Hansen (no relation) taught the life-drawing class that currently calls room 23 home. I was in his class for a little less than a year before he passed away, mid-semester, in the winter of 2008. There's much to be said about his philosophy, his legacy, and the inspiration that came from watching a man teach, and teach with such passion, right up to his final days. For now let it be said that he also on occasion sat-in (clothed) for his models when they failed to show, and that of all the models who have come to sit for us over the years, he was definitely one of the most enjoyable to draw.

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