Art Renewal Center Living Master Virgil Elliott is the author of Traditional Oil Painting – Advanced Techniques and Concepts
from the Renaissance to the Present, published by Echo Point Books, and has contributed to or been mentioned in a number of
other books, and written articles in various art magazines over the decades. Elliott has taught art since 1982,
privately and in a number of institutions, including the College of Marin (Ignacio, California), but his primary focus has
always been the creation of artwork, with teaching and writing secondary and ancillary to that interest and pursuit.
An active member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Artists’ Paints and materials for the last 25 years, Virgil Elliott is
widely regarded as an expert on oil painting materials and methods, whose advice is and has been sought by artists
and students in all parts of the world for many years. He is currently writing a book on Johannes Vermeer of Delft.
Virgil Elliott lives in the Northern California wine country, where he lives with his wife, Annie Lore, and maintains his art studio.
Olde Masters Galleria is honored to have an example of Virgil's work on display and available for purchase.