Here is a comprehensive list of books that I’ve been complying based on my studio library. Books and artists that I have found inspiring and useful to my work.

John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent Hardcover by Carter Ratcliff
John Singer Sargent: Watercolors Hardcover –by Erica Hirshler (Author), Teresa Carbone (Author), Richard Ormond (Author), John Sargent (Artist)
John Singer Sargent, Complete Paintings, Volume 1: The Early Portraits (Vol 1) Hardcover –by Richard Ormond (Author), Elaine Kilmurray (Author)
John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits Hardcover –by Richard Ormond (Author), Elaine Kilmurray (Author)
John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes 1908–1913: Hardcover – by Richard Ormond (Author), Elaine Kilmurray (Author)

William Nicholson: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings Hardcover – by Patricia Reed (Author), Wendy Baron (Contributor), Merlin James (Contributor)

William Bouguereau: His Life and Works Hardcover – by Damien Bartoli (Author), Frederic C. Ross (Author)

Anders Zorn
Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter Hardcover – by Johan Cederlund (Author)
ANDERS ZORN: A European Artist Seduces America Paperback –by Oliver Tostmann (Author)

Sorolla: The Masterworks Hardcover – by Blanca Pons-Sorolla (Author)
Sorolla and America Hardcover – by Blanca Pons Sorolla (Compiler), Mark A. Roglán (Compiler)

Courbet Hardcover – by Ségolène Le Men (Author)

Velazquez: Painter and Courtier Hardcover –by Professor Jonathan Brown (Author)

William Merritt Chase: The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Vol. 2: Portraits in Oil Hardcover –by Ronald G. Pisano (Author)


Euan Uglow: The Complete Paintings Hardcover –by Catherine Lampert (Author), Richard Kendall (Author)
Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture Hardcover –by Francisco Calvo Serraller (Author), Miguel Delibes (Author), Antonio López García (Artist)

Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic Hardcover – by Anne Knutson (Contributor)
Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures Hardcover –by John Wilmerding (Author)

Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works Paperback – by Daniel Sprick (Artist), Timothy J. Standring (Contributor)
Vincent Desiderio: Recent Paintings Paperback – by Maeve O’Regan (Editor), Vincent Desiderio (Artist), Dede Young (Contributor)

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri


The Practice and Science of Drawing (Dover Art Instruction)
Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials (Dover Art Instruction)
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice


Lucas’ Favorites
Darth Vader and Son
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)