An Alcove in the Art Students' League  1888

by Charles Courtney Curran

Charles Courtney Curran documented the atmosphere and activity of the Art Students’ League in New York, where he studied and later taught. Here male and female students practice rendering the idealized human form. Students worked from casts of Greek and Roman sculptures, as well as from reproductions of classically inspired Renaissance objects, such as Michelangelo’s alleg...
21.6 × 29.2 cm (8 1/2 × 11 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago