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Catskill Mountain Drawings

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS

by Richard McDaniel

REVIEW: Art Times Magazine
April 1996
by Raymond J. Steiner

"McDaniel at Woodstock"

McDaniel simply evinces all of those technical skills which command my respect and make him such a superb draftsman. There is simply no "bad" picture here: his use of hard edge line, subtle shading and stumping, crosshatching, and attention to detail bespeak an artist with pride -- perhaps even reverence -- for his gifted hands. The 55 drawings of this exhibit have been gathered into a book, Catskill Mountain Drawings, which includes McDaniel's personal statement about landscape drawing -- a statement, incidentally, that is as elegant as his art. If you are a drawing aficionado and didn't see the show, do yourself a favor and purchase the book.

 

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