A heavy paperboard coated on one side with size and a white ground (usually oil, lead white, and chalk). Academy boards were sold in the mid-19th century by art retailers as an inexpensive painting surface for amateurs and students.
Synonyms and Related Terms
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000