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Andrew Ameral

Visual Art

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Andrew Ameral was born in San Francisco and graduated with honors from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC). He studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art, where he was Director of Anatomy and a principle drawing instructor.  Ameral has taught for the graduate program of the San Francisco Academy of Art University, worked as an illustrator, and taught numerous workshops in the Bay Area. He has lectured on artistic anatomy for the Grand Central Academy, and the Academy of Realist Art in Boston.  Ameral received scholarships from the Art Renewal Center and the Stacey Foundation. He has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur and The Artist’s Magazine, and his paintings and drawings are privately owned in Europe and the United States.


Anatomy, Écorché, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture



Scholarships, Grants and Awards

2008 Fellowship, 2nd Annual Hudson River School of Landscape - Jacob Collins, Instructor

2008 Finalist, 3 of my paintings awarded - The Artist's Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition

2008 Gold Florin - In recognition for my contribution to the students of the Florence Academy of Art, Daniel Graves - Director

2006 Best Figure Painting - Florence Academy of Art (Porta Romana Studio)

2004 Fourth Place Purchase Award, Art Renewal Center

2001 First Place Scholarship - Round 2, Art Renewal Center

2001 The Stacey Scholarship


“Andrew’s critiques are clear and to the point, and the quality of his teaching can be seen in the progress his students make.  I studied figurative art for years, but feel like I never really got the education I was looking for until I found the Golden Gate Atelier.”   —Tess

“Andrew Ameral knows the human form through and through, and attention he puts into his teaching is a rare find. He has created an Anatomy and Ecorche program where you’re not just learning the names of all the muscles and the bones, but about their shapes, their purposes, and most importantly how they apply to drawing, painting, and sculpting the human form.”  — Rob

” I am grateful for the intense structure and focus of the Golden Gate Atelier program. Beginning with Bargue drawings and moving into study of casts, portraits, and the human figure, Andy and Sean teach us to really see what we are looking at, to have a discerning eye, and to consider realist figurative art from historic as well as contemporary perspectives.” – Karen