Crafted by leading students from the finest American art schools of the early twentieth century, these black-and-white illustrations represent a wide variety of life drawing styles. The original renderings—in crayon, charcoal, pencil, and ink—are beautifully reproduced here, with faithful attention to every shadow and nuance. George B. Bridgman, a longtime instructor at New York's Art Students League and a prominent teacher of figure drawing, selected these fifty drawings as examples of differing styles, techniques, and forms of artistic expression. Bridgman deliberately declined to accompany the drawings with critical text, in the expectation that the illustrations would speak for themselves. Inspiring for students and invaluable for instructors, this collection offers a wealth of expressive possibilities.