Tonight I attended a wonderful lecture by Frank Covino, Academy of Art founder and master artist. He is an innovative researcher of the great masters: Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Raphael, Van Dyke, Bouguereau, etc. Through 50 years of research and experimentation, he has restored the system that developed master artists for 400 years--his incredible technique of controlled painting. He has guided over 27,000 students spanning over 50 years of instruction. The Artists’ Magazine, in their May, 2000 issue, voted the Frank Covino workshops to be one of the top five in the country. Guess what? Today, 2012, he is still listed in the top five art instructors in the country.
I thoroughly enjoyed the lecture from this 81-year-old artist who is still young in enthusiasm, wit, talent, vigor and passion for art.