Fred Lynch: The Art of Urban Sketching

February 7, 2012

Prof. Fred Lynch is featured in the newly released book, The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on Location Around the World, published by Quarry Books. The 320-page book is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings that displays the works of 100 artists, designers, illustrators and architects from 50 cities and 30 countries who act as visual correspondents with their on-site drawings and paintings. The Art of Urban Sketching offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.

Fred’s work features drawings from his trip to Viterbo, Italy, where he teaches Montserrat’s study abroad summer program. Each July, Montserrat hosts a four-week residential program affording art students and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to live and study in a country famous for its rich cultural legacy. Fred teaches Journalistic Drawing in Italy where students develop a series of on-site drawings in a sketchbook journal, based directly on their experiences living and traveling in Italy. They closely observe, document and comment on their investigations of various aspects of Italian life and culture. To view more of Fred’s work visit