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Robert Beverly Hale (1901 -November 14, 1985) was an artist, curator of American paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and instructor of artistic anatomy at the Art Students League of New York. He was also the author of the well-known book "Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters" as well as the translator of the classic anatomy text "Artistic Anatomy" by Dr. Paul Richer.

Hale was born into a prominent family in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in New York City, and studied at Columbia University, where he did post-graduate work at the School of Architecture. He also studied at the Art Students League under George Bridgman and William McNulty, and at the Sorbonne in Paris.

From 1942 to 1949 Hale worked as Editorial Associate for Art News magazine. In 1949 he became curator for contemporary American art at the Metropolitan Museum. A long-time Instructor of Drawing and Lecturer on Anatomy at the League, and Adjunct Professor of Drawing at Columbia, Hale taught and wrote on the principles of chiaroscuro and observation from life, encouraging his students to see and draw forms in nature as the geometric "mass conceptions" of cylinders, cubes, or spheres. His lectures at the League included demonstrations of life-size figure drawings, much as had those of his teacher and predecessor, George Brandt Bridgman.

Hale's draftsmanship was featured in one-man shows at the Stamford Museum and at the Staempfli Gallery in New York. In addition to several books on drawing, Hale authored numerous articles, including one on drawing in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and an entry on The History of American Painting for the Grolier Encyclopaedia. He also had verse and fiction published in The New Yorker and Mademoiselle magazines.

His careers as instructor, curator, and artist were apt to overlap: according to Hale, "One day in East Hampton de Kooning came up to my little studio there and said that I was ruining any number of people by telling them about anatomy".

In 1961 Hale married Nike Mylonas, an art historian and the daughter of George E. Mylonas. The Hales had two children, Alexander Curzon Hale and Evelyn Everett Hale.

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Total Books: 17
Six Stories and Some Verses
2010 - Six Stories and Some Verses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141675371
ISBN-10: 1141675374
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Elsie and other Poems
2009 - Elsie and Other Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781110446711
ISBN-10: 1110446713
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Elsie and other Poems
2009 - Elsie and Other Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781110446681
ISBN-10: 1110446683
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Elsie and other Poems
2009 - Elsie and Other Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781110446698
ISBN-10: 1110446691
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Six Stories And Some Verses
2007 - Six Stories and Some Verses (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548299111
ISBN-10: 0548299110
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Six Stories And Some Verses
2007 - Six Stories and Some Verses (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548356463
ISBN-10: 0548356467
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters
2000 - Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780823002818
ISBN-10: 0823002810
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters 100 Great Drawings Analyzed Figure Drawing Fundamentals Defined
Albinus on Anatomy With 80 Original Albinus Plates
1989 - Albinus on Anatomy with 80 Original Albinus Plates (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486258362
ISBN-10: 048625836X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Medicine, Medical Books
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Artistic Anatomy
1986 - Artistic Anatomy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780823002979
ISBN-10: 0823002977
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters
1977 - Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780823002221
ISBN-10: 0823002225
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
1964 - Drawing Lessons From the Great Masters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823014002
ISBN-10: 0823014002
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
Drawing Lessons From the Great Masters (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780273008941
ISBN-10: 0273008943
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Anatomy lessons from the great masters
Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780273011460
ISBN-10: 0273011464
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Leons d'Anatomie des Grands Matres
Leons D'anatomie Des Grands Matres [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782350003689
ISBN-10: 235000368X
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