Instructor Emeritus

Instructor Emeritus

Instructor Emeritus is an honorary title for individuals whose dedication and commitment to excellence, professional growth, service to Studio Incamminati, and quality arts education has been demonstrated. Instructor Emeritus continues as an advisor to the curriculum and other educational matters.

Stephen Early

Steve is well prepared to fill the role of the school’s first Instructor Emeritus, a position that demands the abilities to teach and offer artistic counsel – each at the highest level.

He served as Nelson Shanks’ assistant at the Art Students’ League in New York, and was among the group of pioneering artists who helped realize the vision to create Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art. As one of the school’s original instructors, a Studio Incamminati graduate and a teaching fellow for six years, he was part of the faculty team that helped create and shape the school’s renowned curriculum.

An accomplished instructor, he has taught workshops around the country including American Artist magazine’s “Weekend with the Masters Intensive: New York City” and was chosen as a faculty member at the Portrait Society of America’s annual conference. The society awarded him an Exceptional Merit award in its 2012 international competition and he also garnered Certificate of Excellence awards in the society’s 2010 and 2008 competitions. Among his honors, was being chosen one of “12 Artists to Watch in 2012” by American Artist magazine.

Steve’s work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including The National Arts Club, NYC; Freeman’s, Philadelphia and S.R Brennen Fine Art, Santa Fe. His work also is part of many private collections. Steve was one of four studio artists chosen by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for Face to Face: The Craniofacial Program Portrait Project. His art was chosen for the George Lucas project “Star Wars: Visions.