Florence Academy of Art

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Florence Academy of Art
Via Aretina 293

Coordinates43°46′08″N 11°16′02″E / 43.768767°N 11.267114°E / 43.768767; 11.267114Coordinates: 43°46′08″N 11°16′02″E / 43.768767°N 11.267114°E / 43.768767; 11.267114

The Florence Academy of Art is an American art school in Florence, in Tuscany in central Italy. It was started by Daniel Graves, an American painter, in 1991.[1] Teaching is in the traditional style of the old masters.[1] The school is a branch of the International Academy of Fine Art,[2][self-published source?] and is recognised as a certificate programme by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.[3][self-published source?] The school is not listed by the Italian ministry of education, the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, among the institutions authorised to award degrees in music, dance and the arts.[4]

A review in the New York Times of a show of works by students of the school in Manhattan, New York, in 2003 was not wholly negative, but spoke of " … inertly composed still lifes, laughable allegories and preciously romantic self-portraits ... glazed by decades of exposure to tobacco smoke".[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ken Johnson (12 September 2003). Art In Review: 'Realism Revisited' – 'The Florence Academy of Art'. New York Times. Accessed October 2015.
  2. ^ Administration. Florence Academy of Art. Accessed October 2015.
  3. ^ Certificate Programs. Florence Academy of Art. Accessed October 2015.
  4. ^ Istituzioni autorizzate a rilasciare titoli di Alta Formazione Artistica, Musicale e Coreutica (art.11 DPR 8.7.2005, n.212) (in Italian). Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca. Accessed October 2015.