Studio Incamminati is a school for Contemporary Realist Art that was founded by the late Nelson Shanks in 2002. It is currently located at 340 North 12 Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107. The school is recognized as a non-profit organization under Chapter 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, Studio Incamminati is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
According to artist/scholar Patrick Connors, the school’s mission and curriculum are inspired by the “eclectic ideal” of its namesake, the Accademia degli Incamminati, founded in 1582 by the three Carracci cousins: Agostino, Annibale and Ludovico. Studio Incamminati's purpose according to Shanks, is to "produce great competence and the great painters of the next generation by bringing back the skill of seeing and the skill of craftsmanship." Among realist painters, the school is recognized for its extensive palette The school has been praised by realist art champions including the late Gordon Wetmore, founding member of the Portrait Society of America, who called it one of the "exceptional examples among a number of excellent schools which have been instrumental in training a growing population of young artists..."
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