September 2011



Departments
6 EDITOR’S NOTE

8 ART MART

10 QUICK SKETCHES

66 EXHIBITIONS

71 BUSINESS OF ART

  74 TECHNICAL Q+A

77 WORKSHOP DIRECTORY

78 COMING IN…

79 BULLETIN BOARD

80 ART FOR THOUGHT


16 Where to Study Art: A Sponsored Guide to Some of the Best Educational Programs

22 The Ashcan School: An American Rebellion
BY JAMES DUNCAN
By the end of the 19th century, America’s powerful art academies had come to value tradition over self-expression. It took the conviction of a group of artists led by Robert Henri to incite a shift that still influences artists today.

30 Urban Vistas: Creating a Portrait of a Place
BY NAOMI EKPERIGIN
The city can be an overwhelming subject, with its ever-changing inhabitants, neighborhoods, and structures. For Patrick Pietropoli, Greg Gandy, and Richard Haas, large-scale paintings enable them to create timeless portraits of rapidly evolving locations.

44 Enduring Realism: Three Artists’ Interpretations of City Life
BY MICHAEL GORMLEY
Taylor Montague, Max Ginsburg, and the late George Tooker approach the urban landscape quite differently, but all three represent a new front for realism and its portrayal of modern life.

54 On Location at the Urban Fringe
BY AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS
Valeri Larko takes her large canvases to the outskirts of major cities, where she paints areas of the urban landscape that are often overlooked.

60 Dan McCaw: Searching for an Inner Likeness
BY ALLISON MALAFRONTE
This seasoned painter and instructor believes that the most important part of the artistic process is the expression of an individual voice and vision.

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