Woman in yellow shirt reading. William Andrew Loomis (American, 1892-1959).
Loomis was an illustrator, author, and art instructor. His commercial work was featured prominently in advertising and magazines; however, Loomis is best known as author of a series of instructional art books printed throughout the 20th century. Many of his books exhibit his own personally crafted techniques - such as the “ball and plane” method of head drawing - guided by Loomis’s witty and humorous dialogue.