Andrew Loomis

Andrew Loomis


Nationality: American

Andrew Loomis is a popular artist that died in 1959. Born in Zanesville, Ohio he spent the majority of his life working in Columbus, Ohio as a popular artist who created numerous books. He went to school for the arts at the Art Students League of New York. One of his first books was "Fun With a Pencil" which was released in 1939 and was one of his most popular works.

Andrew Loomis' life and works have influenced any number of artists from the time he was relevant up to even contemporary artists such as Alex Ross who has been a very successful comic book artist for Marvel Comics for an extended period of time. Titan Books has even gone so far as to reissue Loomis' works in the past few years citing them as excellent works and utilizing them as collectibles.

Some of his other works that have been popularized were books such as: "Creative Illustration," "Drawing the Head and Hands," and "Figure Drawing for All it's Worth." These are all instructional books that help teach the reader to draw the specific pieces related to the book such as the head and hands. Most of Loomis' work was fairly realistic and that tended to be the focus of his books.

Andrew Loomis was an artist ahead of his time. His drawings were impeccable and his ability to help others to learn to draw in a similar manner was an amazing gift that he gave to the world for nearly nothing at all.


Andrew Loomis Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
ANDREW LOOMIS (American, 1892-1959) Nude Oil on canvas 29.75 x 37.5 in. Signed lower left
ANDREW LOOMIS (American, 1892-1959)NudeOil on canvas29.75 x 37.5 in.Signed lower left...
Lot 87245
Auction 5034
Thursday, February 18, 2010
ANDREW LOOMIS (American 1892 - 1959) Woman with a Fall Leaf Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. Signed lower left
ANDREW LOOMIS (American 1892 - 1959)Woman with a Fall LeafOil on canvas20 x 16 in.Signed lower left...
Lot 87346
Auction 7005
Friday, March 13, 2009
ANDREW LOOMIS (American, 1892-1959) The Dionne Quintuplets, Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, c. 1944 Oil on c
ANDREW LOOMIS (American, 1892-1959)The Dionne Quintuplets, Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, c. 1944Oil on c...
Lot 87445
Auction 7015
Friday, May 7, 2010
Andrew Loomis (American, 1892-1959) Lady in the Sunlight, 1928 Oil on canvas 36 x 30 in. Signed and dated lower left
Andrew Loomis (American, 1892-1959)Lady in the Sunlight, 1928Oil on canvas36 x 30 in.Signed and dated lower left...
Lot 71101
Auction 5327
Friday, October 13, 2017
Andrew Loomis (American, 1892-1959) A Tragic Discovery Oil on canvas laid on board 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right
Andrew Loomis (American, 1892-1959)A Tragic DiscoveryOil on canvas laid on board30 x 24 in.Signed lower right...
Lot 71102
Auction 5327
Friday, October 13, 2017

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