Andrew Loomis

(William) Andrew Loomis was an illustrator, teacher and creator of "how-to-do-books" on drawing and painting for illustrators, like Viking Press publications Fun with a Pencil, 1939, Figure Drawing for All It's Worth, 1943, and Creative Illustration, 1947. In 1951, Successful Drawing was published (it re-appeared in 1961 as Three-Dimensional Drawing). Drawing the Head and Hands was published in 1956. They were all immensely successful. Loomis' last book, Eye of the Painter and Elements of Beauty, posthumously published in 1961 (he died in 1959), unlike his earlier instruction books, is filled with examples of fine art, but little of his own work.