Saturday, 30 January 2016

Bruno Galuzzi's People's Choice Award

Our alumnus Bruno Galuzzi won the prestigious People's Choice Award in the 2015 Canadian Portrait Competition, given by the Portrait Society of Canada.

The winner of the 1st prize was Albert Stark, who studied under maestro Michael John Angel many years ago.

Portrait Society of Canada

Bravo, Bruno!!!!! Sei un grande!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Interview with Inga Loyeva

The early stages of one a project.

AAA Alumna, Inga Loyeva, was recently interview by Arts Illustrated. She discusses her work, motivations, and goals in regards to her painting career. Check out the interview, and many of her paintings, here:

Ms. Cook 30 x 24 cm 2014

Monday, 25 January 2016

Latest Features of Maestro MJA

Maestro Michael John Angel was recently featured in several online magazines and websites. His thoughts on everything from pictorial composition to drawing are featured on,, and The Artist's Magazine on

Article by John Pototschnik:

Feature in The Artist's Magazine: 

Article in Underpaintings Magazine:

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Passing of Dr. Gerald Ackerman

We’ve just heard Gerald Ackerman, the art historian who wrote Jean-Leon Gérôme and Charles Bargue: Drawing Course, died a few days ago. 

Dr. Ackerman had been ill for a some time and we’re sorry to see him go. He was a unique historian who studied with the intent of learning what artists actually concern themselves with while painting. Rest in peace, Dr. Ackerman, you will be sorely missed.