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How Harry Cook Learned to Draw

Free Drawing - Dartmouth College - 1897- 98
By Harry Irving Cook
And Lessons from Chapman's American Drawing Book

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Free Drawing - Dartmouth College - 1897 - 1898
60 drawings by Harry Irving Cook plus Lessons from Chapman's American drawing Book which formed the basis for his study.

Free-hand drawing was taught widely to students at the end of the nineteenth century. If a student could learn to write, the student could learn to draw was a common opinion.

This ebook demonstrates a method of learning freehand drawing employed by Dartmouth College. It consists of a student journal drawn by Harry Irving Cook and examples of lessons and engravings published in a book called Chapman's American Drawing Book.

The illustrations in this book could easily provide the basis for a modern course in drawing. You could use them as examples of forms to draw or even as a pattern book to copy.

It is a journal of a student at Dartmouth College from 1897-1898. He was pursuing a course of study in free hand pen and ink drawing.

Each drawing is done in pen and ink with no mistakes or erasures so a good deal of practice preceded the making of this journal.

Each exercise builds on the other and demonstrates a growing mastery of the art of drawing.

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