George B. Bridgman was the preeminent instructor of figure drawing in this country during the first half of the twentieth century and is credited with having taught close to 70,000 students, from illustrators to the avant-garde. What makes his lessons so enduring?
Deane’s great skill was his ability to transcribe human forms from memory…. His owlish face was as quick to slyly smile as it was to cloud over, for he was at once one of the most brilliant and emotionally kinetic people I’ve ever known.
George Bridgman created mural-sized drawings, illustrating his technique of using geometric forms such as boxes, cylinders, and triangular wedges to outline the fundamental shapes and movements of the human body.