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The Artist's Magazine has been the world's most respected magazine for artists engaged in the creation of artwork since 1984, and we look forward to continuing its legacy of providing you with the information you need to nurture your creativity, your productivity and your success.

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American Artist is the leading magazine for representational and figurative artists. Since 1937, American Artist has been a resource for artists seeking inspiration and instruction on improving their craft - a need we attend to in every section of the magazine. Devoted to the realism in art that our readers cherish, American Artist features artists who are shining examples of excellence in their medium, whether oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and other media.
  • American Artist Studios 2010

    On the Cover: Nelson Shanks in the natural north light of his home and studio in Philadelphia. Photo: Nathan Kraxberger FEATURES The Proper Disposal of Supplies, Solvents, and Waste by Daniel Grant Artists savor many things, including sketches, correspondence Learn More
  • October 2010

    On the Cover: First Light at Yellow Banks, Santa Cruz Island (detail) by David C. Gallup, 2010, oil, 8 x 10. Private collection. FEATURES Materials Roundup: Acrylic Paints & Products by Bob Bahr New acrylic paints and products have expanded the possibilities Learn More
  • September 2010

    Experiment with Acrylic; Learn from the Masters: Hawthorne, Hensche & Sargent show you how to become A better artist; Drawing from Life; Combine Media in Deep & Meaningful Still Lifes

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  • July/August 2010

    How to Paint Landscapes; 10 Cover Contest Winners Offer You Their Best Advice; Combine Watermedia & Pastel for Inspired Results; Express Content with Fewer Brushstrokes

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  • June 2010

    SPECIAL REPORT Explore New Creative Ideas With Acrylics; Learn From Sorolla’s Epic Masterpiece; Increase the Drama in Pastel Paintings; How to Plan & Improve Your Watercolors

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  • May 2010

    Special Report: "Green" Products for Artists; Use the Right Practices to Paint Better; Paint Classical Themes in a Contemporary Context; How to Judge Values Accurately.

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  • American Artist: Everything You Need to Know About Plein Air Painting

    On the Cover: Deb Painting Spring Creek (detail) by Edward Martinez, 2006, oil, 22 x 14. Collection the artist. Jim Wilcox: Western Landscapes Using Plein Air Sketches, Photographs, Research, & Imagination to Create Studio Paintings Plein Air Past Learn More
  • April 2010

    How to Paint With Spontaneity & Insight; Benefit from a Beginner's; Sense of Adventure; Bring Drawings to Life In Watercolor Paintings; Professional Advice on Painting With Pastel, Oil & Watercolor and much more!

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  • March 2010

    1000+ Great Workshops & Art Classes Our 47th Annual Directory; Be Guided By Your Artistic Voice; Combine & Enhance Images With Acrylic Paints & Mediums; Interpret Reality With Colored Pencils

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  • February 2010

    On the Cover: Winter Glow (detail) by Neal Hughes, 2008, oil, 16 x 20. Collection Dr. Pat White. Blending Traditions of Still Life Painting Representation & Invention in Watercolor DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Note Letters What’s New at artistdaily Learn More
  • January 2010

    On the Cover: Sunflowers I (detail) by Patricia Tribastone, 2007, pastel on prepared board, 24 x 18. Collection the artist. Drawing Upon Local Community & Landscape Painting My Hometown From Photographs DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Note Letters What’s Learn More
  • December 2009

    Check out what's featured in the December 2009 issue of American Artist.

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  • November 2009

    Check out what's featured in the November 2009 issue of American Artist.

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  • American Artist Studios

    Check out what's featured in Studios, this special publication from the editors of American Artist.

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