By Alyice Edrich
As a young child, Eric Bossik was encouraged by his parents—two creative writers—to pursue art. So while he was in high school, he taught
himself to draw. After graduation, he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Today he teaches at the Armory Art Center in Florida.
When Eric’s not busy teaching others to create art, he’s busy creating figure paintings and still lifes that are reminiscent of the Old Masters.
Alyice: Can you tell us about your time at the School of Visual Arts?
Eric: At the School of Visual Arts I learned nothing to very little from most of my instructors. None of the instructors really taught methods of working or techniques back then. You were just expected to squeeze paints out of a tube and go to it. I think the art school philosophy of that time was that you should just be able to roll out of bed and be creative. You also learned absolutely nothing about the business of illustration. It was a travesty! ….Read more