Famous artists school


Founded in Westport, Connecticut in 1948 by 'famous' artists and illustrators including Harold von Schmidt, Norman Rockwell and Austin Briggs, it was intended as an art school open to 'everyone, everywhere'. The focus was on specialty areas of illustration with each of the founders plus many other illustrators serving as faculty members teaching their particular skill. The school, now located in Wilton, Connecticut, continues to function into the 21st century, having been acquired in 1981 by Cortina Learning International, a home study course company. Source: http://www.famous-artists-school.com/index.php/fas/history/