Al Gury chairs the painting department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he also teaches drawing. Gury exhibits his work at the F.A.N. Gallery and has shown at the National Academy of Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and numerous other galleries and museums around the country. He is the author ofAlla Prima- A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct PaintingandColor for Painters- A Guide to Traditions and Practice. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.