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THE ADMIRAL COWDISLEY EDUCATION GROUP
John Hagan: (Biography)


This is a free site for students who want to learn 'how to look' and teachers who require practical drawing and painting lesson notes. Cowdisley Lessons are currently being used by over 1000 US and international schools, colleges, universities and ateliers by teachers for their classroom lesson plans. We aim for a world of greatly improved visual 'literacy' and begin here with the basics. Here are direct links to the popular Educators Network and Site For Teachers who also list our lesson plans. We also provide free classical painting lessons.

Lausanne Academy (French and Spanish translations)
WETCANVAS.COM, BRITANNICA.COM, BBC1 School's Hot Site
'Best painting lessons on the web' ... Britannica.com
John Hagan's classic 'Bounty' paintings, include the ten featured in the History Channel's documentry on the 'Bounty Mutiny', a French TV 'Mutiny' documentary, the British Heritage magazine and numerous book covers. The unique 'Shakespeare portrait' has appeared on two recent book covers. Hagan's paintings aim to fill the visual gaps of our history which is, after all, the primary role of the artist. In the ancient tradition of the 'painter's guild' the range of images shown on this site are subject to Copyright 1997-2008 John Hagan. - all rights are therefore reserved.

(DVD & CD) New DVD($45) lesson filming John painting a large landscape and CD of all the lessons ($29)
also: A Blind Eye Art satire and burlesque writings.
Free On-line Video Lessons
1) About brushes
2) Painting Roses Part 1
3) Painting Roses Part 2
Special thanks to painting professionals David HaganWilliam Whitaker, Virgil Elliott , Anne Kullberg, Chad Wooters, Louise Clare and art historian Iian Neil for their contributions to the painting lessons NEW Commodore Perry and the 1813 battle of Lake Erie.
Thor - God of Thunder the painting and story.
Christopher Columbus, Portrait, seascape of his ships reaching the New World and text.

The 'Cowdisley' site receives over 10,000 page hits a day so please be patient if some of the pages take a little while to access.
John Hagan's authorized agents: Professor Herb Ford (USA) 707 965 2047
Neil Miller (ArtVisions - USA) 425 746 2201
David Jones (Australia) 07 5450 6090

Online Art News Sites: Today's New York Times Art News. Today's 'Guardian Unlimited' stories from the UK art world. The Art Newspaper - an up to date news sheet of art politics and events. The weekly digest from Absolute Arts. ArtNet provides some of the latest news articles in the world of art. Art News (monthly) from Art Encyclopedia.  Art sales: Christies    Sotherbys

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