American Artist magazine Archive

Artist Daily is the home to an extensive archive of American Artist magazine articles and special issue publications. You will find full-length articles pulled straight from the most popular and informative issues of the magazine.

You can also search the tables of content for each issue of the magazine going back several years to see what artists, painting techniques, and creative approaches the magazine has covered.

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American Artist: 75 Greatest Artists of All Time

  25 Artists of Tomorrow 18 Casey Baugh 20 Aleah Chapin 22 Sean Cheetham 24 Kim Cogan 26 Kerry Dunn 28 Ben Fenske 30 Jeremy Geddes 32 Adrian Gottlieb 33 Amaya Gurpide 34 David Jon Kassan 36 Michael Klein 38 Kurt Knobelsdorf 39 Maria Kreyn 40 Brad Kunkle 41 Jeremy Lipking 42 Jeremy Mann 43…

American Artist Magazine, November 2012

FEATURES The Basis for BeautyWe recently asked instructors at Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, to try some new drawing and painting grounds. Their experiences are not meant to endorse a particular product but instead give you new criteria to consider the next time you’re at your local art-supply store. The Renaissance Portrait: Donatello to BelliniBy John A.…

American Artist Magazine, October 2012

FEATURES Realism ReduxBy Adam Van DorenA publicity photograph taken more than 50 years ago to promote an exhibition by fledgling artists now stands as a testament to the enduring power of realist art. Power: The Paintings of George BellowsBy John A. ParksA major traveling retrospective showcases one of the great American masters. Far From Utopia:…

American Artist Magazine, September 2012

FEATURES Where to Study Art: A sponsored guide to some of the best educational programs. Black Mountain College: An Experiment in Artby John A. ParksBlack Mountain College survived for only 23 years—
during which time its average enrollment was less than 50 students—yet its experimental atmosphere had a profound impact on the evolution of American art.…

Workshop: Professional Practices

6Editor’s Note 10The Well-Equipped Studio Mastering Materials and Techniques 18    Tools of the Trade: BrushesKnowing what brushes to purchase can be a daunting task, given the volume of brush types, sizes, and manufacturers on the market. Here is a brief introduction to some of the factors that you should keep in mind when selecting the…

American Artist Magazine, July/August 2012

FEATURES On Location in Malibu: Paintings by the California Art Clubby Michael ZakianA current exhibition lets landscape lovers see many sides of a famously captivating location.Abstract Reactionby Eric SutphinCalifornia artist Elmer Bischoff used a foundation of abstraction to help become a pioneer for a new movement in figurative art. Novorealism: Honoring the Human Elementby Naomi…

American Artist Magazine, June 2012

DEPARTMENTS 6    Editor’s Note10  Letters12  Art Mart14  Quick Sketches64  From the Archive66  Exhibitions70  Business of Art74  Technical Q+A76  Coming in…78  Bulletin Board80  Art for Thought FEATURES 22 Perfecting Portraiture: Techniques and Materials to Breathe Life Into Your Pastel Portraitsby James duncan 34 Antonio López García: The Best of Both Worldsby Allison MalafronteOver the course of his career, this…

The Complete Painter's Handbook

6 Editor’s Note 8Contributors Resources  12Glossary: Key Painting TermsArtists speak their own language, which includes terms describing materials, painting techniques, and concepts from art history. We’ve compiled a list of the most common terms that you’re likely to come across in classes, workshops, books, videos, and this magazine. 22 The Cookbook: Recipes for Mediums and MixturesWe’ve…

American Artist Magazine, May 2012

DEPARTMENTS 6    Editor’s Note10  Art Mart12  Gallery Wall14  Quick Sketches64  From the Archive66  Exhibitions71  Business of Art74  Technical Q+A76  Coming in…78  Bulletin Board96  Art for Thought FEATURES 24    Playing With the Pastby Michael gormleyFamed illustrator Mel Odom’s paintings of vintage dolls explore real-world conflict and reflect on the power of innocence.30    Howard Pyle and the…