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Rob Gutteridge studied academic figure drawing and figure painting at the I. Repin Russian Academy of Arts Summer School, St. Petersburg, Russia, July – August 2018

A photo of many graphite and oil painting figure studies lined up on easels.

Multiple works on easels: final exhibition and evaluation in the teaching studio.

Rob Gutteridge attended the Summer School of the Russian Academy of Arts to find out for himself what makes Russian academic figure drawing and figure painting so distinctive. Throughout his career, Rob has sought out international opportunities to expand his knowledge and skills as an artist and teacher. At the Russian Academy Rob was taught drawing by Professor M. Molyakov, the Academy’s Professor of Anatomical Drawing. Rob considers himself fortunate in this, as Rob was the first teacher in Australia to revive the lost art (lost to Australia) of écorché (anatomical sculpture of a flayed figure). Rob is an autodidact in the study and teaching of human anatomy for artists, which he now teaches at the RGCR. Read More