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Lee J. Ames

Lee J. Ames

Lee Judah Ames (January 8, 1921 – June 3, 2011) was an American artist noted for his Draw 50... learn-to-draw books.

He was born in Manhattan, New York. At age 18, he began his career working on Walt Disney's Fantasia and Pinocchio. After that, he led a career as an advertising artist, fine artist, cartoonist, designer, animation in-betweener, illustrator, and as an artist-in residence at Doubleday. He has taught at the School for Visual Arts in New York City, and, more recently, at Dowling College on Long Island, New York.

He enlisted in the military and served as a second lieutenant during World War II.

He is the illustrator of 150 books, from preschool picture books to postgraduate texts. He is best known for the Draw 50 series, twenty-six titles which take a friendly and minimalist approach to teaching drawing while often containing no instructional text . These have sold more than a million and a half copies.

He and his wife Jocelyn resided in Mission Viejo, CA, but on June 3rd, 2011, he passed away at age 90 in a Huntington, NY nursing home.

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Draw 50 Animals
by Lee J. Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Athletes
by Lee Ames
Act from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Baby Animals
by Lee J. Ames, Murray Zak
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Birds
by Lee Ames & Tony D'Adamo
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Cats
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies
by Lee Ames
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for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Dogs
by Lee Ames
from Broadway Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Endangered Animals
by Lee J. Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Horses
by Lee Ames
from Broadway Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Princesses
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures
by Lee Ames
from Broadway Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw 50 Vehicles
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
Draw the Draw 50 Way
by Lee Ames
Reprint from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)