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AMERICAN

ARTIST

a r t i s t d a i l y. c o m
SEPTEMBER 2011

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ON THE COVER
16 Start Your Art: Special Fall Guide to
Top Schools, Ateliers, and Workshops
22 The American Way: Five Modern

Painters Who Changed the World


30 Window With a View: Learn How to

Create Portraits of Place

DEPARTMENTS
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EDITORS NOTE

74 TECHNICAL Q+A

ART MART

77 WORKSHOP DIRECTORY

44 Paint Out Loud: How Realist Artists

Speak to Their Time


54 Take It to the Street! Break the Rules

of Plein Air Painting


10 QUICK SKETCHES

78 COMING IN...

66 EXHIBITIONS

79 BULLETIN BOARD

71 BUSINESS OF ART

80 ART FOR THOUGHT

COVER IMAGE:

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Chrysler Tower (detail)


by Patrick Pietropoli, 2011, oil on linen, 40 x 20.
Collection the artist.

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SEPTEMBER 2011

CONTENTS
FEATURES
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, Americas 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.

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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.

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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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