Following is text of a commemorative talk given February 7, 2010 at the funeral of the artist by John Whelan, close friend of William Berry.
William Berry: Master Draftsman, Author, Teacher, Mentor, Friend
While I did not actually meet Bill until the fall of 1982, for several years before that I felt - in a very real sense - that I already knew him.
In 1978, while planning a new course in figure drawing, I reviewed a number of potential textbooks - a task I approached with little enthusiasm, as my experience of such books was, almost without exception, very negative. But then, I came across Drawing the Human Form. Yes, it was a superbly organized and illustrated
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