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I like to think of the apprenticeship model in terms of geneology. My first mentor in sculpture was Anthony Frudakis, son of Evangelos Frudakis, who studied with Paul Manship (of Prometheus at Rockafeller Center sculpture fame), who also employed one of my favorite sculptors, Gaston Lachaise, in his studio. Manship studied with George Bridgman,whose books I have on my shelf. And Bridgman worked underneath Jean-Léon Gérôme, who was the pupil of Delaroche, a student of Antoine-Jean Gros, who was an apprentice to Jaques-Louis David! *MIND BLOWN*