Remembering Susan Perl – Illustrator

Remembering Susan Perl – Illustrator

While thumbing through a pile of used books for sale  by a homeless vendor in Union Square I came across one entitled Through Darkest Adolescence by Richard Armour.  The book contained illustrations that depicted the tribulations of young teenagers in concise and...
Revisiting My Medical School Sketchbooks

Revisiting My Medical School Sketchbooks

This is one of the sketches I did as a medical student when rotating through the VA Hospital.   It was done with a felt-tip marker, probably a Flair, on the back of a Doctors Order sheet.   It’s not dated, but was probably done in 1979.  It shows a scene you...
The Ticket That Got Me Through Medical School

The Ticket That Got Me Through Medical School

While going through a box of art supplies I had in storage I came across this ticket to the Friday Eventing Sketch Class from 1982.  I suddenly realized how important the Art Students League was in getting me through medical school. I went to medical school in Newark,...
Urban Sketching in Portland, Oregon

Urban Sketching in Portland, Oregon

I recently spent time in Portland, Oregon.  My reason for going was to present research at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting that was held at the Convention Center.  While there, I was able to get out and explore the downtown area, and also do some...