How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

Instant New York Times Bestseller "Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration—and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt—Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work. Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, writers, performers—realize their dreams.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Jerry Saltz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780593086476


How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

"Portions of this book originally appeared, in slightly different form, in New York magazine."

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Genre : ART
Author : Jerry Saltz
Publisher : Riverhead Books
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780593086469


How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

The New York Times Bestseller "I wish I had read these rules forty years ago and carried them around like a bible. By chance or design I've followed most of them at some point but it took me a lifetime as an artist to find what worked. They are the generous, loving, enthusiastic, bullshit-free advice of a master communicator, just reading them makes me want to charge back into the studio" - Grayson Perry "Being an artist is a lonely pursuit - twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the rest of your life. Most of the time it hurts. This book will help the pain" - Tracey Emin One of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2020 Quarantine Book Recommendations "Joy is palpable in these pages. We need such thinking right now" - Apollo Magazine As the witty and passionate chief art critic for New York magazine, Jerry Saltz is often approached by artists, both amateur and professional, asking him for advice: How do I get started? How do I get better? Is what I'm doing even art at all? They want to know, in short, how to be an artist. Now, expanding on his viral cover story for New York magazine - and drawing on his decades of immersion in the art world - Saltz has the answers. How to Be An Artist is an indispensable book of practical inspiration for creative people of all kinds. Brimming with dozens of brand new rules, prompts, exercises, and tips designed to break through creative blocks, ignite motivation, and conquer bad habits, this book is designed to help artists of all kinds - painters, photographers, writers, performers - realize their dreams. Includes such advice as: - Make art for now, not the future - No, you don't need graduate school - Recognize convention, and resist constraint - Get lost - Listen to the wildest voices in your head - Know what you hate (it's probably you) - Finish the damn thing! - How to recover from critical injuries

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Genre : Art
Author : Jerry Saltz
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781781578001


You Are An Artist

You Are An Artist

“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast Company More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it Curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working. The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you'll invent imaginary friends, sort books, declare a cause, construct a landscape, find your band, and become someone else (or at least try). Your challenge is to filter these assignments through the lens of your own experience and make art that reflects the world as you see it. You don't have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color that perfectly matches that of a mountain stream. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. The only materials you'll need are what you already have on hand or can source for free. Full of insights, techniques, and inspiration from art history, this book opens up the processes and practices of artists and proves that you, too, have what it takes to call yourself one. You Are an Artist brings together more than 50 assignments gathered from some of the most innovative creators working today, including Sonya Clark, Michelle Grabner, The Guerrilla Girls, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Nina Katchadourian, Toyin Ojih Odutola, J. Morgan Puett, Dread Scott, Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, and many others.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Sarah Urist Green
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-04-14
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780525505853


Art Inc

Art Inc

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Lisa Congdon
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2014-08-12
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 9781452135847


Starting Your Career As An Artist

Starting Your Career As An Artist

Provides tools and strategies to succeed as a professional artist.

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Genre : Art
Author : Angie Wojak
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2011-07-27
Total Pages : 283 Pages
ISBN : 9781581158533


How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

Explore your creative side as you discover the artist that lies within. Each of the fun activities included in this ebook will teach you about a different area of art and design. Learn about the history and theory of art, before getting your hands dirty while creating your very own masterpieces. With more than 30 activities designed to encourage and stimulate even the most reluctant artist, How to be an Artist gets the creative juices flowing. From mark making to woodwork, and photography to sculpture, there's a project for every art-aficionado to get stuck into. Famous artist pages teach children about the pioneers of artistic movements, such as Albrecht Durer, Frida Kahlo, and Yayoi Kusama. From the basics, such as composition and perspective, to the trickier techniques of illusion and paper engineering, this art activity book for kids has it all.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : DK
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Release : 2021-06-03
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780241537114


Ninth Street Women

Ninth Street Women

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times). Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting -- not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Her gamble paid off: At twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In Ninth Street Women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

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Genre : Art
Author : Mary Gabriel
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2018-09-25
Total Pages : 944 Pages
ISBN : 9780316226196


I Want To Be An Artist

I Want To Be An Artist

Elaine, a young girl, decides she can be an artist just like the famous artists of the past. She begins to share her passion of art with her mother, drawing and painting. As she continues to learn more about art she teaches the reader how to draw all the figures and shapes within the book. The reader will learn to draw and pull out each page they have practiced on. The last page with be the drawings in the book. I Want To Be An Artist! Is a book that will encourage children to read and draw and use their imagination.

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Genre : Art
Author : Angelia Young
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2013-07-30
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 9781481778473


Steal Like An Artist

Steal Like An Artist

Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch. And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work. “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Austin Kleon
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Release : 2012-02-28
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780761171256