6 Editor’s Note
10 art mart
12 Quick Sketches
||71 Business of Art
74 Technical Q+A
76 Coming in...
79 Bulletin Board
80 Art for Thought
26 Surfaces: The Groundwork for Beauty
by Rob Zeller
The quality of materials artists employ matters almost as
much as the skill set and vision of the artists themselves.
The decision of which type of ground to use is one of the
most important choices an artist makes when beginning
an artwork, because surface texture has a profound
effect on the working process and the resulting piece.
32 The Art of the American Twenties,
Part 1: The Liberating Figure
by John A. Parks
A major new exhibition revisits the 1920s, one of the
most dynamic decades in American history. Our first
look at this show reveals how both popular and artistic
attitudes to the figure changed dramatically during this
38 Daniel E. Greene: Studio Inventions Depicting the Real
by Michael Gormley
This artist’s strikingly lifelike paintings employ highly
evolved abstract design principles. His large-scale depictions
of subway stations and auction houses are carefully
staged studio inventions involving a focused and
detailed production process that is cinematic in scope.
46 Jacob Collins: Classical Inspiration, New Vision
by Austin R. Williams
This master contemporary realist combines time-honored
painting traditions with a fresh and individual sensibility.
52 Juan Carlos Martínez: Honoring the Past,
Firmly in the Present
by Naomi Ekperigin
This realist artist and instructor discovered that the 19thcentury
academic method enabled him to not only render
the world as he saw it but also honor the Masters who
made such expression possible.
60 Pursuing the Classical Dream: American Artist’s
Guide to Art Schools