About Us

War poster by FAS Founder Albert Dorne, c. 1945
War poster by famous illustrator and FAS Founder Albert Dorne, c. 1945.

Famous Artists School was founded by illustrator Albert Dorne along with other famous artists and illustrators including Norman Rockwell, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Al Parker, Austin Briggs, Jon Whitcomb, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, and John Atherton.

In 1981, Famous Artists School and Famous Writers School—also founded by Dorne—were acquired by Cortina Learning International, the leading publisher of home study courses, which has continued Dorne’s committment to providing a complete course of study which is rooted in the basic principles gleaned from the knowledge of some of America’s best artists.


President: Robert E. Livesey

Managing Editor: Magdalen B. Livesey

General Manager: George G. Bollas

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Wilton, CT 06897

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Danbury, CT 06810

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