Stephen Bauman was raised in Miami, FL and now live and work in Florence, Italy. Hi teach painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art, under the direction of Daniel Graves.Stephen Bauman began his studies at The Florence Academy of Art in 2004. To Stephen, skill in drawing is fundamental, and among the most important assets a painter can possess. In his four years as a student he worked to understand the relationship of drawing to painting in the same way his teachers at the Academy understood it. As an instructor in the Intensive Drawing Program since 2007, by teaching the principles of drawing as they were handed down to him, he feels he has learned as much as he has taught, and hopes to transmit the same to his students.