Artist Demonstration: Eduardo Fernandez

July 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Théodore Géricault, Day, after Michelangelo
Théodore Géricault, Day, after Michelangelo, ca. 1816, Graphite, 8 x 10 13/16 in., École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (EBA 981-d), Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Secrets of the Art Studio: The Craft and Vision of the Beaux-Arts Masters


Live copying and learning from master drawings and paintings is an essential part of École des Beaux-Arts training and a familiar sight in the galleries of European museums such as the Louvre or National Gallery in London. Over the course of two weekends in July and August, take a deep dive into the materials, techniques, and process of watching a masterwork copied from preliminary drawing to final oil painting. Academically trained artists Eduardo Fernandez and Jerry Sumpter will each select a different painting in Gods and Heroes to demonstrate how an artist approaches the work of completing a formal copy, and they will share their insights along the way.

This is an informal, drop-in program. No tickets are necessary.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.