6 EDITOR’S NOTE
8 ART MART
10 QUICK SKETCHES
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.