Before Myron Barnstone was a globally respected art teacher, he was a celebrated painter. Now his works, locked away for 50 years, are available for purchase.
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THURMONT, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fourteen new paintings by the late acclaimed artist and master teacher Myron Barnstone, many never seen by the public, are now available for purchase. The pieces join dozens more available at a 25% discount on the BarnstoneStudios.com website.
Barnstone, the toast of art aficionados for his exhibits in Paris, England and the US during the 60s and 70s, honed his skills at Oxford University’s prestigious Ruskin School of Art. Despite his own success, Barnstone grew frustrated that contemporary art schools in the 70s stopped teaching the disciplines studied by master artists for centuries. Fundamentals like anatomy and the geometric precision of The Golden Section were abandoned as teachers urged students to ‘just do what feels good.’
Barnstone made the transformational decision to shift from celebrated artist to master art teacher, and destroyed hundreds of his own pieces. He locked the remaining 500 away to keep from influencing his students’ own developing artistic vision.
Over the next 35 years, thousands of students passed through Barnstone Studios in Coplay in southeastern Pennsylvania, and went on to distinguished careers as professors, authors, sculptures, architects, industrial designers, photographers and artists with works in museums and galleries around the world. In its March/April 2020 issue, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine recognized Barnstone as a leader in bringing classical drawing and design back into mainstream art education.
For half a century, his paintings and drawings remained hidden from view. It wasn’t until after Barnstone’s death in 2016 at the age of 83 that his daughter, Catherine ‘Cat’ Barnstone Szafran, assumed the Directorship of Barnstone Studios, and began sharing his work with the public.
Selected original Barnstone pieces and limited edition prints, all with a certificate of authenticity, are discounted 25% through December 31. Enter code HOLIDAYART25 at checkout to receive the savings.
You can opt for equal monthly payments for the artwork through Barnstone Studios’ interest-free Home is Where The ART Is program. Members of the Barnstone Studios Patreon community receive an additional 5% discount on all items.
Free and Discounted Master Drawing Classes
Barnstone Studios is also offering a download of the first in its series of 10 Barnstone Method drawing classes free, a savings of $49. Just enter the code STAYsafeDRAW at checkout. Receive information on discounts for the other nine drawing lessons after you order the initial class.
Barnstone Studios at 202 A East Main Street, Thurmont, Maryland, is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of fine art, and helping to make art education accessible to all who desire to develop their talent and enrich their lives. Additional information about Barnstone Method classes, the Patreon program, private coaching from Barnstone Master Guides, original works or limited edition prints and other related products is available online at BarnstoneStudios.com, or by calling 301.788.6241.
Catherine ‘Cat’ Barnstone Szafran
Barnstone Studios LLC
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A Celebration of Joy, Myron Barnstone Exhibit at Usagi NY Gallery