Hank Virgona is active/lives in New York. Hank Virgona is known for illustrator, etcher, still life, figure.
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Photo submitted by Lillian Brenwasser
Biography Hank Virgona
The following is submitted by the artist:
Born in Brooklyn on the eve of the Great Depression, October 1929. Hank Virgona did not evince an active interest in art until he left the Army some 23 years later.
While he did attend a few evening art classes, his main influences were: (1) the book, "The Natural Way to Draw" by Kimon Nicolaides; (2) frequent visits to museums and (3) constant drawing from life: on the subway, street, parks, etc. This comprised his "school" and extrapolating from these experiences, he slowly developed his own method of work.
His early ambition was to be an illustrator, and his forays into illustrating led to many commissions from magazines including "Fortune", "Harpers", "Argosy", "Seventeen", et.
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