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ASU Herberger College School of Art presents Steven Assael

First image: Steven Assael, Figure #1, 2004, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"
Second image: Steven Assael, Homebound, 1994, oil on canvas, detail

Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

January 14, 2008

ASU Herberger College School of Art Painting and Drawing program presents Steven Assael as the second in a series of visiting artists. Assael is an internationally acclaimed contemporary figurative painter. He received his degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and the Charles Romans Award. Assael teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is represented professionally by the Forum Gallery in New York and paints contemporary imagery using classical techniques.

As a visiting artist, Assael presents a figure painting demonstration open to the public and ASU Herberger College art students. Over the course of five hours, Assael will demonstrate his mastery of classical oil technique, painting from the live nude model. The event is open to the public and held in an open-house format.

Figure Painting Demonstration
ASU Herberger College School of Art Bldg.
Martin Wong Painting and Drawing Studio, room 402

Public Slide Lecture
ASU Herberger College School of Art Bldg., room 220
900 S Forest Mall
ASU Tempe campus

Figurative Painting Demonstration
Jan. 29, noon - 5 p.m.

Public Slide Lecture
Jan. 29, 7 p.m.


Public Contact
Forrest Solis
Asst. Professor Painting and Drawing

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

Media Contact:
Carol Cox
ASU Herberger College 
School of Art